Tony Ward

Memories of a varied life and a commitment to the Barton & Tredworth area

By Paul Evans

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Tony Ward' page

In conversation with Gordon Barrington, Tony recalls his early life in the Forest of Dean, his school years and early working life, before joining the Grenadier Guards and then the Special Forces.  In later life he has been a hugely active presence within the Barton and Tredworth area, and his activities reflect his community activism.  Tony's services to the area as Chair of the Tredworth Residents' Association and the Barton & Tredworth Neighbourhood Partnership, led to his being elected as the Mock Mayor of Barton in 2010 - 11.  The photograph above shows Tony at the Memory Fair held at the Picturedrome in June 2011.

The last two clips were recorded on 28th April 2011 at the 25th anniversary celebrations at Widden School.  Tony, in conversation with Dawn Patterson, was Mock Mayor of Barton and Chair of the Barton and Tredworth Neighbourhood Partnership at the time.  He reflects on the duties of the Mock Mayor, and on changes to the area.


Tony's memories of his early life in Cinderford and Bream


Tony's school years and early working life


Tony's recollections of his school years


Joining the Grenadier Guards & being selected for Special Forces service


Tony's community activism in Barton & Tredworth


Reflections on the changing taste of food & composition of High Street shops


Tony reflects on the duties of the Mock Mayor


Tony considers changes in the Barton and Tredworth area

This page was added by Paul Evans on 21/02/2014.