LONG-time Plantagenet Historical Society member Ted Stan-Bishop became the society’s first patron on September 11.
Ted has been a huge part of driving great achievements within the group, and has been recognised in the past for his positive contribution to the communities of Mount Barker and Porongurups.
An active and involved member, Ted played a pivotal role in the police cottage restoration, and received the community Citizen of the Year award in 2018 for his many years of service to the Mount Barker bushfire brigade and historical society.
He held the position of society president for more than 30 years, took on the vice-president role for several years, and continues to be a highly valued volunteer member, with a great knowledge of local history.
On the morning of September 11, at the Mount Barker museum gardens, a gathering of past and present volunteers thanked Ted for his unique contribution.
Many members of his family were there to enjoy his special morning tea and help celebrate 55 years of commitment to the sound establishment of the museum and garden precinct.
Ted’s wife Rosemary was also recognised and thanked as part of this great accomplishment.
Ted enjoyed the planting of a tribute rose and received a Certificate of Honour as the first patron of the society.