PAUL Morris, chairman of Hereford Musical Theatre Company recently made a presentation to George Powell marking his 50 years as a member.

During his time as a member George was secretary for over 30 years and then had a spell as treasurer before becoming Patron.

George not only appeared in many shows but also directed over 20 productions.

The award was made to him during a visit to his new home on the Isle of Wight a couple of weeks ago.