Remembering much-loved Roger

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 13 April 2024

Saddleworth Round Table and 41 Club have presented a commemorative plaque to Roger Tanner MBE, a highly respected community benefactor, at Saddleworth Museum.

The ceremony was a great success, with around 35 people attending, including several members of the Tanner family. 

Deputy Lieutenant of Manchester, Anne Sykes, unveiled the plaque, accompanied by her husband Reverend Chaplain John Sykes, Chaplain to the late Queen Elizabeth II, and members of the Tanner family.

Anne said: “Roger was a much respected gentleman far beyond Saddleworth.”

Frederick Tanner, Roger’s nephew, spoke on behalf of the family and thanked Anne and John for their kind words.

Roger was a former Deputy Lieutenant, a founder member of Saddleworth Round Table, 41 Club and founder of Saddleworth Museum; and a great many Saddleworth Societies and the Saddleworth Festival of the Arts.

The family thanked Round Table and 41 Club for donating the plaque. 

The plaque is to be positioned on the front of the Saddleworth Museum.

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