I am very sadden to have to inform you of the death of Nelson Society member Gerry Pearse on 28th December.  Gerry was a retired Area Director of Lloyds Bank and was 72 years of age. He was very involved in many historical and charitable organisations and was especially proud of the Nelson Society. There will be a memorial service in Worcester Cathedral at 12.00 noon on Tuesday 24th January.

As Area Director of Lloyd’s Gerry sphere included the Monmouth Branch  whose garden, included the Nelson Garden.  He ensured that the pavilion was restored before the property was sold to a property company in 1996.  The garden was spilt from the immediate property and is now run by volunteers for the Nelson Garden Trust.