It is with much sadness and great regret that we have been informed by the family that Ewart Hemmings, Freeman of Abingdon, has passed away at the age of 91, after a long illness.
Ewart was awarded the Freedom of Abingdon in 1999 after a long and distinguished career in local government, serving on Abingdon Town and Borough Councils, Vale of White Horse District Council and Oxfordshire County Council. Ewart was Mayor of Abingdon in 1978/1979.
Ewart was pre-deceased by his wife of many years, Betty. He is survived by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
His funeral will take place on Thursday 6th January 2022 at 12 noon at Our Lady & St Edmund of Abingdon. All are welcome to attend.
As a mark of respect the Town Flag is now flying at half-mast from the Old County Hall.