He was Chairman of the Friends of Bushey Museum, and very active in the National Trust.
He was also Chairman of Bushey Festival Association until 1992. He remained a valuable member of the committee until his death in December 1994. He was a keen and expert amateur photographer, and used to regale the Annual General Meeting of the Association with a slide show covering the Festival, and sometimes events concerned with some of his other interests.
He was BADFA's vice-chairman, and in 1998 BADFA installed a memorial bench beside footpath 25 with a fine view.Holders of the Gawan Vesey Cup include: