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Old Coach Road, Cross, Axbridge, Somerset, BS26 2EF UK


    If you wish to contact The Frankie Howerd OBE Trust, you can: Email: [email protected]

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    The Secretary
    The Frankie Howerd OBE Trust
    c/o Windsor House
    Old Coach Road
    Cross, Axbridge
    Somerset BS26 2EF


    President: Dame Joanna Lumley
    Chairman: Phil Davies
    Secretary: Nigel Lincoln
    Treasurer: Debbie Webb

    The Frankie Howerd OBE Trust 1188630 – Trustees

    PHIL DAVIES:(Chair) Phil lives locally and is a founder member of The Frankie Howerd OBE Trust and became involved due to his lifelong experience in voluntary, charity work and fundraising. This has involved organising many events, including raft, duck and balloon races. He has worked with many celebrities including Leslie Crowther, Tony Hart, John Inman and, of course, Frankie Howerd whom he knew personally for 15 years. His professional qualifications are in education but he is also a qualified hot air balloon pilot and has flown in countries across the globe. He has been a bell ringer for over 50 years and has rung the bells of most of the cathedrals in the UK and in Washington, Cape Town and Sydney abroad.

    DEBBIE WEBB:(Treasurer) Debbie lives on her ocean-going yacht with her husband Stephen, two springer spaniels and a cat. She works full-time as an accountant/tax advisor and Will writer. Her hobbies are sailing, reading and knitting, to name a few. She has two sons and two step-daughters, all now adults. She grew up in Scotland and has a degree in Spanish from St Andrews University. She has lived and worked in both Germany and Spain and has many friends in both countries.

    NIGEL LINCOLN:(Secretary) Nigel lives in Frankie’s village, Cross, and helped organise charity events at “Wavering Down House” (Frankie’s Somerset home) from 2003 and has been the Trust secretary since the Trust was formed in 2008. He is a retired teacher, having taught French in England, English in France, both in Zimbabwe and 19th Century History at the Sorbonne.

    IAN SHIPTON: Ian lives locally in Christon and is keen on gardening and walking his two boisterous dogs. Before recently retiring, he enjoyed a varied career as a Solicitor. In the past he has served as an advisor and Area Board Member for the Young Enterprise Scheme and during the past twenty years has been an active member of St John Ambulance.

    JANE LINCOLN: Jane is a retired teacher who started off teaching Biology, then retrained as a peripatetic and classroom Music Teacher. She plays a variety of instruments with the Weston Light Orchestra, Mendip Recorders and the King Alfred Concert Band which raise money for charity. With her husband, Nigel, they run a complementary health clinic (Windsor House Health) in Cross and grow their own vegetables at home and on an allotment.

    ALISON BROCKWAY: Alison initially qualified as a primary school teacher then worked with teenagers in care in a Children’s Home in Camden. Later, she worked in a day centre for adults with severe learning difficulties before qualifying as a social worker and working with the elderly, adults with mental health issues and families with Children at Risk, eventually becoming responsible for managing social workers responsible for Children in Need and Children at Risk. She has also been involved with Bristol Poverty Action Group and the Health Fund linked to a local GP practice.