Former parish councillor dies

PUBLISHED: 09:15 31 October 2018

Peter Edwards used to be a farmer in Congresbury. Picture: Family

Peter Edwards used to be a farmer in Congresbury. Picture: Family


A retired Congresbury farmer and former parish councillor has died.

Peter Edwards passed away recently at home in Stonewell Lane, aged 81.

Born at Rookery Farm in the village, he was the eldest son of farmer Stanley Edwards and his wife Dolly.

Peter attended the former Cadbury House School, near Yatton, and the former Lewisham School in Weston before leaving at 16 to work with his father on the family dairy farm.

He and his younger brother Colin, eventually took over Rookery Farm when their father retired in the 1970s and later divided the land between them.

Peter, a parish councillor for some years, was a member of the village memorial hall snooker club for many years and a former member of the Masonic Lodge of Agriculture in Yatton.

He also enjoyed attending classical concerts at the Colston Hall in Bristol and was a lifelong Bristol City FC supporter and season ticket holder.

In later years Peter also enjoyed the occasional game of golf at the nearby Mendip Springs Club with friends and family member Keith McGill.

His funeral service will be at St Andrew’s Church on November 12 at 1.30pm, followed by a private service at Weston Crematorium.

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