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Rosebushes to be planted in memory of Borehamwood stalwart George Male
Mayors and musicians will gather in memory of a man who dedicated himself to helping others swim.
A rosebush will be planted in the garden of Hill House in Elstree Hill South on Sunday to remember Borehamwood stalwart George Male.
The former naval officer, who died at the Bupa care home in October aged 93, helped found the Otters Disabled Swimming Club.
The ceremony at 11am will be attended by the Mayor of Hertsmere Paul Morris as well as the Mayor of Elstree and Borehamwood Clive Butchins.
His son Nick, who is organising the ceremony, said: “My father was such a vital part of Borehamwood.
"I’m his only son and I’d like to keep his legacy alive.”
Local actor David Tann will read Leslie Finch’s poem The Rose.
There will be a performance of Bette Midler’s song of the same name by Martin Franklin.
Afterwards people are invited to the Cat and the Fiddle in Cobden Hill in Radlett for live music from the Hertsmere Acoustic Music Club.
Nick Male added: “Everyone is welcome.”
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