The story of CHAIN 1977 -2012

by Ron Rowlands



Dear Reader,

I hope I have been able to convey some idea of the enormous contribution CHAIN, and all associated with it, has made to the people of Hungerford. There are roughly 500 names listed in the appendix. Some will have been duplicated but others, regrettably, will have been omitted. Had I been able to identify every CHAIN volunteer I estimate that the number would be somewhere near 700. Add  to this the number of Hungerford volunteers who have been, and in many cases still are, involved in running other organisations; the Town and Manor, the Town Council, the many Church groups, Sports clubs, Youth groups, the Tuesday Club, the Historical Association and so on, then there is only one conclusion as far as I am concerned.

i.e.   It is a privilege to live in a strong community minded town and HUNGERFORD with CHAIN and all the other organisations has to be at the top of the list

Most of the preceding was written in 2010, but early 2012 it has been updated in places in time for the 35th anniversary of CHAIN.  For this update I am indebted to Sylvia Laker and David Piper

Yours Truly


    Ron  Rowland