Sir George Dowty - Honorary Freeman

On October 4th 1964 a joint meeting in Cheltenham of the Borough Councils of Cheltenham and Tewkesbury honoured Sir George Dowty, an Honorary Freeman of both Boroughs, to mark the 40th Anniversary of his founding of the Dowty Group of Companies.

This photograph shows Sir George, Chairman and Managing Directors of the Dowty Group (centre) with (left to right) the Mayor of Cheltenham, Ald Charles Irving and the Town Clerk, Mr A A Crabtree; the town clerk of Tewkesbury Mr K E Snale and the Mayor Cllr L A Webber, in the Mayor’s Palour, Cheltenham

Sir George was also honoured by being elected Freeman of the City of London in August 1944 at a luncheon with SIr Stafford Cripps and other dignitaries.

This photograph shows Sir George, with the civic dignatories in the Mayor's Palour, Cheltenham
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
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Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
On October 4th a joint meeting in Cheltenham of the Borough Councils of Cheltenham and Tewkesbury will honour Sir George Dowty, an Honorary Freeman of both Boroughs, to mark the 40th Anniversary of his founding of the Dowty Group of Companies. This photograph shows Sir George, Chairman and Managing Directors of the Dowty Group (centre) with (left to right) the Mayor of Cheltenham, Alderman Charles Irving and the Town Clerk, Mr A A Crabtree; the town clerk of Tewkesbury Mr K E Snale and the Mayor Cllr L A Webber, in the Mayor's Palour, Cheltenham
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

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