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Sherriff of Pontoise Harry Garrett celebrates his 100th birthday with a tree planting in Sevenoaks – and you are all invited to come along

ONE OF Sevenoaks’ best known characters, Harry Garrett, is having a tree planted in his honour this Friday (27 April) to celebrate his 100th birthday.

The planting has been organised at the Pontoise Close play area at 10am by Sevenoaks Town Council who are inviting local residents to come along to join in the celebration.

Harry is a well-known locally and is often seen out in the town, proudly wearing his medals, collecting money for charity and selling poppies.

For many years he has kept a watching eye on the Pontoise play area close to Bradbourne Lakes and reported any faults or concerns about the park to the Town Council.  His vigilance has gained him the name of ‘Sheriff of Pontoise’.

In honour of the duty he has given to his Country and his town, Sevenoaks Town Council proposes to convey upon him the honorary title of Freeman of Sevenoaks.

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  • Happy birthday Harry from Julie and Mike Stapleton.

    (formally of Pontoise Close now living in Gloucestershire)

    April 27, 2018