This page was first published in December 2003
Bill was a founder member of the choir and sings in the bass section.
Every male choir has its 'characters' and nobody would argue with that description of Bill Chiswell! His repartee and joke-telling, together with his wry comments at practice, are his hallmark!
There is much more though to Bill who has always been a keen sportsman during and since his retirement after twenty eight years police service. He played football and cricket for police teams until a health problem forced him to slow down a little. He still, however, plays bowls for Kent Police and Maidstone Police teams. He also plays golf, usually with other members of the choir bass section.
After leaving school he worked for Bowaters as a paper making apprentice before joining Kent police. In 1994 after his retirement Bill and his wife Dot moved to Somerset where he was chased by other choirs to join them. However, they could not settle in Somerset so they moved back to Maidstone and much to our benefit, Bill rejoined us.
Bill has two grown up children and is the proud grandfather of three, including twins, who are his near neighbours.
Bill mixes easily with people and is an excellent P.R. man for the Choir. Thanks for coming back Bill.