A CO-OPERATIVE Group committee chairman has been declared a hero of his home town by the local Mayor.
Edgar Evans, chair of the Group's Bath and Wiltshire Area Committee was among 73 Bathonians, ranging from children to pensioners, who were named as unsung heroes at a ceremony in the Guildhall in Bath.
As well as his involvement with the Group, Edgar is also chairman of the South West Bath Credit Union and organises a social group for elderly people.
He said: "It is very good that voluntary work is being recognised in this way. I am delighted and thought it was lovely that the Mayor and leader of the council came along to the old people's club I run."