Sudden death of Keynsham Festival stalwart Lee Dowse

Organisers of this month’s Keynsham Music Festival are mourning the sudden death of Lee Dowse, who was involved with the festival for many years.
A former Broadlands School pupil, Lee, who was in his mid-40s, was a well-known West Country musician and circus performer.
He died suddenly last week in the garden of the Old Road Tavern in Chippenham. He lived in the Wiltshire town.
Today a spokesman for the festival said they were saddened to hear of  Lee’s death: “Lee has worked in various roles for the Keynsham Music Festival for a number of years, and just 14 days ago he was a cheerful and tireless member of this year’s site crew.”
It is understood that Mr Dowse still has family connections to Keynsham.