Joe Shevelan

Members of the North Craven Heritage Trust will have been saddened to hear of the death of Joe Shevelan in November 1996. Joe was a member of the Trust from its very early days, and served on the Committee almost continuously for many years, being Chairman in 1988-90. He was a long serving, and diligent minutes Secretary, with assistance from his wife Jean, and his files and recollections provided the most complete record of our activities since the Trust was founded in 1968. In August 1995 Joe retired from the Dales National Park after 29 years service, during which time he worked first in lower Wharfedale, and subsequently in the Three Peaks area of Sedbergh, Garsdale and Dentdale, and finally as Area Manager for the North West part of the Dales. His other major interest was in the amateur theatre, and he was an enthusiastic and very active member of the Grand Theatre Company in Lancaster, where he worked in stage-management, lighting and sound. We wish to record our gratitude and appreciation for the contribution which Joe made to the Trust over so many years, and to extend our deepest sympathy to Jean and her family.

Ray Doughty