Monday 10th June, 2019 - 11:07am

A tribute to Arthur Brown from our Musical Director, Steve Lawry.

Mousehole Male Voice Choir have lost one of their finest. Arthur Brown joined the choir in 1951 as a fresh faced youngster, and has been a loyal, keen and enthusiastic choir member ever since. The choir honoured him as a Life Member, but sadly his life has run it's course, after a difficult last few months of ill health.

However Arthur will be remembered by all those who have been in the choir with him as a gentleman full of fun, with a witty remark or ribald comment for every occasion! He remained a strong singer to the end, and always gave a warm welcome to new choristers. There are many good stories about Arthur from local events and tours, and it is obvious that he was generally in the thick of the action! He may have calmed down in later years, but the sense of fun and mischief and the twinkle in the eye never left him.

Arthur has always been a great ambassador for the choir amongst visitors to Mousehole, telling them what concerts are coming up, and soliciting support (as well as the occasional pint) from folk who called in the Ship Inn. It has always been apparent that he is beloved by holiday makers, as if he was ever missing from a harbour concert it was amazing how many people would come up at the end to inquire after him!

If he got as much fun out of his 68 years of dedicated service to the choir as he gave to others then Arthur will have had an abundance of joy.

Thank you Arthur. Rest in peace.
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