Presentation ceremony for long standing members

Publication Date: 3rd June 2014

Subject: CIEH

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health held a presentation ceremony on 3 June for its long standing members, retired Public Health Inspectors who began work in 1954, the year meat rationing ended and 1964 the year of the Aberdeen Typhoid outbreak.

The presentation lunch took place at the organisations headquarters 15Hatfields.

Those present receiving their certificate for 50 year’s membership of the CIEH were Peter Archer, Alan Blissett, Michael Ankers, Christopher Elston, Derek Ind, John Jones, Godfrey Marsland, Ronald Taylor, Denis Wilcox and Peter Wright.

Those present receiving their certificate for 60 year’s membership were Sidney Davies, John Greig, Michael Joyce, Terence Oliver and Herbert Sumner.

Peter Archer, from the Housing Consultancy Partnership, and a Chartered Fellow of the CIEH said: ‘In November 1982 I presented my father, Harold Archer, with his 50 year certificate at a Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch meeting in Winchester. My father was chief EHO in Southwark for more than 30 years. So for our family, 100 years of membership is certainly quite a landmark!

‘And Alan Blissett, who also received his 50 year certificate, was a student EHO when my father was in Southwark.’

Reminiscing Mr Archer added: ‘1964 was a remarkable year with a new Housing Act that created the (late) Housing Corporation, major HMO enforcement powers such as control orders, and compulsory improvements to be made by landlords. I was working in Upper Norwood in Croydon and the housing conditions in those HMOs were appalling.’

Those unable to attend were 50 year recipients Peter Baverstock, Brian Curtis, Anthony Edden, Victor Emmerson, Roger Feely, Kenneth Ramsden and Roger Wagstaff.

The 60 year recipients unable to attend were Donald Cross, Cecil Davison, Rodney Lamb, Ivor England, Lawrence Lee, Thomas Evans, Donald Fogg, Raymond Organ, George Hall, Cecil Walkington, and John James.

CIEH Chief Executive, Graham Jukes, said: ‘This is a very special event we hold each year to recognise the contribution of members who have supported the CIEH for over a half a century and to celebrate the significant contribution they have made to public health improvement in this country during their working lifetimes.’



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