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Peter Harwood

This page was first published in July 2000

Peter is yet another founder member of the choir. He has held a lifelong interest in music and singing. From an early age he involved himself with his church choir and is now an enthusiastic, long serving member of the baritones. Peter well remembers as a child having to learn a song in the German language to sing to German prisoners interned at a local camp, followed by sharing their supper of soused herrings. Nothing much changes, we still learn German songs but now we don't get the soused herrings.

He carried out his national service with the Royal Artillery in Egypt before joining Kent Police. After completing his pensionable service he took employment as an animal health inspector, a job which expanded to include Trading Standards - before finally retiring and joining the ranks of the 'leisure and pleasure' brigade. Peter has many interests to occupy him in addition to his commitment to the choir - he is a keen gardener, enjoys walking (he has completed several sponsored walks for charity) and water colour painting. With his wife Pamela, he visits gardens and is a regular 'concert-goer'. He is also interested in amateur dramatics and has in the past appeared on stage in Maidstone several times as a member of a local group.

Peter and Pam have two sons and are the proud grandparents of eight grandchildren. Christmas becomes a little expensive I expect Peter.