Mourning a pioneer

JOE Keeley, who died on February 19, will be remembered by me and many others for his contribution to uniting the new people coming to Huntingdon with the people who already lived here. In the early 1960s, when my parents brought our family to Huntingdon,

JOE Keeley, who died on February 19, will be remembered by me and many others for his contribution to uniting the new people coming to Huntingdon with the people who already lived here.

In the early 1960s, when my parents brought our family to Huntingdon, there was a pioneering spirit, and Joe took to playing the piano in local pubs, when local people and newcomers would get up and sing.

Wherever Joe and the other musicians went, so a good entourage would follow and, at a time when Huntingdon was suffering from severe growing pains, I believe that Joe's music helped to soothe some of them and unite Huntingdon.

To Joe's family left behind I say well done, Joe from me and, I know, many more.


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