Ian Scleater was Hon. Treasurer and deputy chairman of Watford Area Arts Forum from 2006 until he stood down in 2018. He is a life-long resident of Watford.
He has been taking photographs since his ‘teen’ years, many of them on his holiday travels. His working life was spent in the City of London and his life-long passion, apart from his wife and family, has been music. He acted as musical director and conductor for a number of amateur operatic societies in London and the Home Counties over a period of some fifty years.
He was a member of the board of directors of the Palace Theatre, Watford from 1994 to 2004 during the time when the theatre was subject to a major ‘make-over’
In 2008 his book “The Story of the Palace Theatre, Watford” was published to celebrate the centenary of the theatre’s existence, in recognition of which in 2010 he received the Mayor of Watford’s Audentior Award.