NEWENT PLAQUE UNVEILING 2011

THE ENGLISH HERITAGE PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED ON SAT APRIL 2 2011 ABOVE JOE MEEK’S BIRTHPLACE IN NEWENT, GLOUCESTERSHIRE

plqwallTHE ENGLISH HERITAGE PLAQUE CONTAINS A QR CODE SO MOBILE PHONES WITH THE APP. CAN SCAN AND GET INFORMATION.

To scan a QR code or barcode simply open the app, point the camera at the code, and you’re done! There is no need to take a photo or press a button. The app will automatically recognize any code your camera is pointing at.

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SANDRA – JOE’S NIECE AND MIKE READ L-R  PETE HOLDER (SAXONS, TORNADOS), SANDRA, MIKE READ, KEN LEDRAN AND BYRON ELWELL)
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SANDRA – JOE’S NIECE L-R KEN LEDRAN, CHAIRMAN OF JMS AT THE TIME, DELLA BURT – WIFE OF HEINZ, NEIL NEWSOME AND BRIAN WOODS (BOTH FROM THE FORESTERS  GROUP)
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MIKE READ SANDRA – JOE’S NIECE AND MIKE READ
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SANDRA – JOE’S NIECE, MIKE READ AND KEN LEDRAN WHO WAS CHAIRMAN OF JMS AT THE TIME L-R NEIL NEWSOME & BRIAN WOODS.
Neil was in THE ATLANTICS (UK group) and The Wild Boys.
BRIAN was also in The Wild Boys and with Freddie Starr and the Midnighters.
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MEEK ROAD OPENED BY THE MAYOR OF NEWENT
(PART OF THE DAVID WILSON HOMES NEW DEVELOPMENT)
KEN LEDRAN – WHO WAS THEN JOE MEEK SOCIETY CHAIRMAN AT THE ROAD OPENING CEREMONY
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MIKE READ PERFORMED WITH TOP TRIBUTE BAND THE TRIUMPHS
L-R KEN LEDRAN – DRUMS, MIKE READ AND RAY LIFFEN  – VOCALS/GUITAR
PHOTO ABOVE AND RIGHT: 2011 copyright Ray Liffen
MIKE READ PERFORMED WITH TOP TRIBUTE BAND THE TRIUMPHS
L-R ROB BRADFORD – VOCALS, ROB MURLY – BASS, KEN LEDRAN – DRUMS, MIKE READ AND RAY LIFFEN – VOCALS AND GUITAR

TOP TRIBUTE BAND THE TRIUMPHS IN PERFORMANCE WITH MIKE READ

LOCAL PRESS COVERAGE OF THE EVENT

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