ON September 1, 1970, Dr Aftab Ahmad arrived in Ash.

He joined Dr Gregor Bartlett as part of his team as a GP at the Northlands Surgery in Vale Road.

The practice later moved to the Ash Vale Health Centre where he is currently in charge.

Over these 33 years he has carried out sterling work, not only as a much-respected GP, but also throughout the community often above and beyond his normal duties.

As a tribute to his work in the Ash, Ash Green, Ash Vale and Tongham area, I am organising a retirement presentation at the Ash Centre, Ash Hill Road, Ash on Friday July 11 at 6pm.

A special account has been opened at Lloyds/TSB Bank in Victoria Road, Aldershot GU11 1JQ. The account is in the name of JG Ades marked "presentation Dr Ahmad". The Account number is 11168268, the Sort Code is 30-90-09.

Any donations can be sent to my address or donations can be left at Lloyds Pharmacy, Wharf Road, Ash Vale or Tongham Post Office, The Street, Tongham.

When sending your donation please enclose your name and address and contact number so that Dr Ahmad will have a list of contributors.

In receiving this recognition, Dr Ahmad joins his predecessors in the affection and esteem in which they are held by the community.

John Ades

87 Oxenden Road



Surrey GU10 1AR