Medwyn Jones accepted an invitation to become a choir vice president at the choir AGM in May 2017. A loyal follower and supporter of Denbigh and District Male Voice Choir. He describes the pleasure of becoming vice president.
Popular and affable, Medwyn has shown a lifelong affinity and dedication to the organisations and activities of Denbigh town.
Medwyn Jones and his Roots
Born at Denbigh Infirmary and educated at Frongoch Primary and Denbigh Grammar School. He left, he states “following an undistinguished period and gaining a few ‘O’ Levels.”
During childhood Medwyn competed frequently in chapel and Urdd eisteddfodau. Taking part in singing and recitation competitions.
Likewise Pendref Chapel features prominently in Medwyn’s life. From taking part in services and entertainment groups, to being a deacon.
He is also the Heritage Officer for the chapel as well as the Chapel Minutes Secretary.
In his younger, and more athletic days, he played tennis. He was indeed the Captain of Denbigh Tennis Club.
Medwyn also took part in Folk and Morris Dancing under the watchful eye of Mrs Hill.
He also played football for Denbigh Allsorts. He later became a member of Denbigh Golf Club.
Medwyn and Mary married 43 years ago. They have two children, Catrin and Gethin. Both Medwyn and Mary are loyal supporters of the choir, attending many of our functions and concerts.
Medwyn Jones at Work
Medwyn’s occupational career started as an office junior at the magistrates court office in Denbigh.
He soon progressed through the ranks to become court clerk, senior court clerk and second deputy clerk to the justices.
During his 35 year legal career he was legal adviser to most of the magistrates courts in north Wales.
As well as taking early retirement in 2000 he became Town Clerk and Financial Officer for Denbigh Town Council for 16 years.
Medwyn Jones and Retirement
A time to take things easy. Not a bit of it.
Since retirement his new hobbies are photography, DIY and gardening. He delves into Local History, including the history of Pendref Chapel.
He is a volunteer with the Denbigh Community Archive team. Also a trustee to the North Wales Building Preservation Trust.
Medwyn is also chairman of the North Wales Walled Towns Friendship Circle.
Medwyn’s Choral Interest
Interest in male voice choirs started when an uncle was a member of Cantorion Gwalia. Medwyn has followed Denbigh and District Male Voice Choir with interest for a number of years.
Medwyn describes his reaction to being appointed choir vice-president:
“I am very honoured and privileged that the choir members have appointed me as vice president.
As a Denbigh lad I feel very humble and delighted.
I very much look forward to my new role. I can assure the choir that it will receive my uppermost support. Hopefully, for many years to come.”