A Tribute to Tony Weedon - a Liberal life well lived
By Vera Head
Life long member Tony Weedon recently passed away after a short illness.
Tony was born in Chesham Bois and apart from University and National Service lived in the Amersham area all his life. He worked for a company in Chesham.
He joined the Liberal Party when he was at Durham University and remained a Liberal and Liberal Democrat member for the rest of his life. Tony was one of the Young Liberals in the early 50's and did more than his fair share of delivering and canvassing in those lean years.
He was elected to Amersham Town Council in 1964 and served twice as Mayor of Amersham and finally retired from the council in 2011. Amersham's Town Clerk has told us that she has " fond memories of him as one of life's true gentlemen and a man of sound and considered advice."
Tony was a regular attendee at Party Conferences: he probably spent more time listening to policy discussions than most of us. He was very keen on the policy for Land Value Taxation and convinced that it will be the answer to future local taxes.
Locally, Tony supported all fundraising events and is remembered by one host as always arriving with a raffle prize and vegetables for the "Bring and Buy".
The Liberal Party was not his only interest; he spent many years helping first to raise the money for the Drake Hall and the Community Association and after retirement helping with the management of the Centre.
In addition to being a true Liberal Tony was a 100% European and very involved with the Amersham Bensheim Twinning Society. He had a wonderful relationship with people in Bensheim and is remembered there as Mr Amersham.
The funeral for Tony is on 16th March 12.30pm in the Hampden Chapel, Amersham Crematorium.
The family is rather small and I hope some members will be able to attend.