Carnival Says Goodbye To ‘Mr Shaftesbury’ Ray Humphries MBE

Ray Humphries MBE will be in the thoughts of many current and former Shaftesbury residents this morning. Today, Ray’s life is celebrated as he is laid to rest.

Ray Humphries, MBE

Ray played a significant role in so many aspects of Shaftesbury life. Ray was a councillor, the mayor, a Freeman of the Town, a trustee of the Hope Trust and the William Williams charities, a town band member, a Shaftesbury in Bloom organiser and our Christmas lights champion.

You have probably heard some of these organisations talk about Ray’s contribution since his passing.

Steve and Matt Appleby

Today, Ray’s many carnival friends pay their respects. Brothers Matt and Steve Appleby present this heartfelt tribute to their friend, ‘Mr Shaftesbury’.