Winslade, Frederick William "Fred" OBE

First became a councillor in 1931 and served for over 50 years. Leader of the Council from 1965–68 and laid down the foundations of the new Lewisham Council following changes to the borough's boundaries. He served on most of the statutory committees and was chair of several. He was interested in all aspects of local government and his leadership, knowledge and experience were of great value. He had a deep belief in the importance of the personal and local nature of local government.

The Council recognised: 'The unique contribution he has made to the borough and to local government in general over the past 50 years.'

He was awarded the Freedom of the Borough of Lewisham in 28 Nov 1975.

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