Mr Ian Qualtrough JP TH (1926-2016)
A significant contributor to Manx life
Ian Qualtrough was born in the Isle of Man in 1926, the son of Sir Joseph Qualtrough, former Speaker of the House of Keys. His day job was managing the family business of J. Qualtrough and Company Limited, a building supply and timber yard in Castletown, but he made a significant contribution to Island life in a variety of other ways.
Qualtrough served as a Justice of the Peace for many years. He was known for his acts of kindness from the magistrate’s bench.
He was also a prolific family entertainer at local events, and a Friend of the Gaiety Theatre. A lifetime chorister, he was a member of the Lhon Doo Male Voice Choir, and he sang with Meadowside Choral Society for over 20 years, acting as chairman and concert compere on many occasions.
He was a former President of the Isle of Man Beekeepers’ Federation, and a mainstay of Castletown Methodist Church.
Considerable commitment to public life in the Isle of Man
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