Mark Edmunds Meets Shaftesbury Residents Edred And Ida Bowman

Mark Edmunds is new to Shaftesbury. He’s keen to uncover our town’s special qualities by talking with residents about their love of our town.

Today, Mark meets Ida and Edred Bowman. Edred is known to many locals for his work as Chaplain at Royal British Legion commemoration ceremonies.

Edred Bowman, officiating as chaplain for the Royal British Legion

Edred tells Mark how he discovered Shaftesbury and shares stories from his impressive banking career in Africa. Edred has also served as the official representative of the King of Norway, even though he’s a British citizen.

And he tells Mark about his distinctive name – Edred has never met another Edred!