Applause Fills Shaftesbury Street As Town Says Farewell To Ray

On Tuesday, Shaftesbury’s High Street was packed with well-wishers who wanted to pay their last respects to Ray Humphries MBE.

Greg Lowe, chairman of Shaftesbury Town Silver Band, told Alfred that the lockdown restrictions meant that Ray had not received the ‘send off’ he deserved. But townspeople were clearly determined to show their appreciation of Ray’s contribution to Shaftesbury life.

They saluted this much-loved Shastonian with respectful applause, as Ray made his final journey through our town.