Book Of Remembrances

George Williams - Beaconsfield 41 Club

George Williams - Beaconsfield 41 Club

George was born in Beaconsfield and married to Pam with son, Peter and daughter, Carol. He was Chairman of Beaconsfield Round Table in 1974 and of 41 Club in 2012-13.

In his Table years he ran a successful shop and vehicle damage repair business in the old town which was a great asset in making things for Round Table charities, Donkey Derbys and the Table pantomime.

He sold his business and retired at the age of 54. He studied and became a qualified Yacht-master, taking his family around the Bay of Biscay and down the Portuguese coast. He also, patiently taught many Tablers to handle a yacht and enjoy holidays with him in the Channel Islands and along the French coast as well as the Caribbean and Mediterranean.

A part of his life he modestly avoided mentioning was his close friendship with his cousin, Ruth Williams who married Seretse Khama, son of the ruler of Bechuanaland. Seretse led the country to independence and became the first President of what is now Botswana. George and Pam spent many holidays there and were treated as royalty by Ruth's family who are now senior members of the Botswana government. This story is told in the 2013 film" A United Kingdom" staring Rosamund Pike.

George died in his sleep on 13th November 2020.