Celebration of the life of Allan Horsfall
On Saturday the 20th of October, CHE sponsored a celebration of the life of Allan Horsfall, founder and Life President of CHE in the Banqueting Room at Manchester TownHall. The event, on what would have been Allan’s 85th birthday was compered by the author and performer Peter Scott-Presland, who is writing the official history of CHE.
The speakers included:
- Ray Gosling, journalist, broadcaster, friend of Allan since 1961
- Paul Fairweather. Manchester City Councillor
- Martin Stafford, early CHE activist and writer on moral philosophy
- Chris Bowden-Smith, Assistant General Secretary of CHE during the 1970s
- Andrew Gilliver, Campaigns and Engagement Manager of the Lesbian and Gay Foundation
- Peter Naughton, former Vice Chairman and Treasurer of CHE
- Michael Steed, academic, expert on elections, and sometime Chairman of CHE
- Rev Dennis Nadin, sometime CHE Executive member, founder of the Reach group for gay Christians
- Ross Burgess, current CHE Executive member, working on the LGBT UK History Project.
See also the obituary of Allan Horsfall.