Ken Watts

The Pembury Society regrets to inform residents that Ken Watts, Honorary President passed away suddenly on 30th March in Pembury Hospital due to an aneurysm.

Ken, aged 83 lived in Romford Road and was passionate about the Pembury Society. We are all indebted to him for the great contribution he has made to Pembury.

As Chairman of the Society Ken, with June Crowhurst, Chairman of the Parish Council, unveiled the ornamental Village Sign on the Green. His vision and tireless efforts in fundraising were instrumental in bringing this wonderful Sign to Pembury.

In July 2006, as Vice-Chairman of the Society, Ken officially presented to the residents of Pembury the new Bo-Peep Sign, declaring it “not only to maintain our links with the past but to be a symbol for the future”

As Membership Secretary for many years Ken created a comprehensive system of rounds for the distribution of the Society Newsletter and collection of subscriptions. His friendly approach built up a loyal band of distributors.

Ken stepped down as Chairman of the Society, which has nearly 500 members late last year.

He regularly represented the Society at Parish Council and Pembury Community Partnership meetings.

Ken’s funeral will take place at the Kent and Sussex Crematorium, Tunbridge Wells at 11.30 a.m. on Monday 16th April. Family Flowers only. Donations to Hospice in the Weald.

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  1. Maurice Marchant

    I’d like to add to the praise of Ken. He clearly had the interests of Pembury close to his heart and contributed hugely to Pembury Society. I enjoyed meeting him and discussing one or other aspect about the village with him. I shall certainly be one of the many in the village who will miss him.

    R.I.P.

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