Freemen welcome the three men who have most recently served as their clerk

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 16 May 2017

THREE successive clerks to the Enrolled Freemen of Grimsby joined members of the charity’s committee for its annual dinner.

The event, at Upstairs @ Abbys, coincided with the departure of Paul Tollerton, and the appointment of the new clerk.

Mr Tollerton, a partner with Wilkin Chapman, is taking up a legal role with a Christian charity in Leicestershire. 

Chairman Stephen White, former clerk Stephen Savage, and newly appointed Jonathan Goolden, joined the freemen to say goodbye at the Abbeygate venue.

Mr Goolden, also partner with Wilkin Chapman, will now support the freemen alongside treasurer Peter Fearn, an accountant and partner with Forrester Boyd.

William Grange.

The latest solicitor to take the role continues a link between the law firm dating back to 1835, when William Grange was clerk. He served for an amazing 52 years as town clerk, and was a partner of Grange Wintringham, which went on to merge with Wilkin Chapman in 2010. Mr Savage, now vice chairman of Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, continued in the role throughout the acquisition, until his retirement. 

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