Town benefactor Len Medlock dies

Len Medlock
Len Medlock

A former Boston businessman, who gave more than a £1 million to help the town he remembered fondly as a child, has died aged 89.

Len Medlock, who was brought up in the Fenside area, passed away on Thursday, after a long illness.

Mr Medlock was a regular feature in The Standard in the 1980s and ‘90s through he generous work of the charitable trust he set up.

One of the many things he ‘gifted’ to Boston was the voluntary centre in St George’s Road, which bears his name.

He had moved to Bath with his family some years previously and set up a successful engineering business, but still continued to support the town he grew up in.

The funeral of Mr Medlock, an Honorary Freeman of the borough, is to be held on Tuesday, May 7, at 2pm in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Bath.