The Mayor of Shrewsbury
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Ioan was born in Bedford during the war to a Welsh father and a mother from Manchester and was one of eight children. In the late 1940’s the family moved to East Shropshire settling in Horsehay now part of Telford where Ioan grew up, later moving to Wellington in 1964. Educated at St Patrick's School in Wellington and the Birmingham College of Food and Domestic Arts obtaining City & Guilds and National Diploma where he trained as a Baker, Confectioner and Patissier. Following a number of years as a baker Ioan moved on and had employment as an Insurance Agent, Lorry Driver and retired as a Senior Storekeeper and Team Leader at the MOD in Donnington seven years ago.
Ioan moved to Harlescott Grange in Shrewsbury on marrying Sue in 1988 and has three daughters, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Ioan has had an interest in his community from early years from running errands for older neighbours as a child, starting and running a youth club in his teens, involvement in local politics from the age of eight, delivering leaflets in the 1951 election and contesting his first election in 1964
He was elected to Shropshire County Council in 2001 and Shrewsbury Town Council in 2010 and 2013. Ioan has experience as Shropshire's first Champion for older people, Fire Authority, Planning, Recreation and Leisure, Personnel and WW1 Commemoration committees. He was a volunteer in the Light Infantry for twenty seven years attaining the rank of Warrant Officer. Today he has voluntary involvement as Chairperson of Age Concern Shrewsbury, North Shrewsbury Friendly Neighbours and has been a Governor of three schools in North Shrewsbury over the past twenty years. At home he enjoys gardening.
|2003||Eileen Dorothy Sandford MBE|
|2002||George Henry Mills Richey|
|2000||John Peter Jones|
|1998||Judith Anne Williams|
|1997||Peter Ernest Dunham|
|1995||George Spencer Adams|
|1994||John William Leonard Pritchard|
|1993||Leslie Norman Morris|
|1992||David Howell Pritchard Davies|
|1991||Charles Vickerton Forbes|