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William “Billy” Knowles

William “Billy” Knowles

William Knowles of Garden Street, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully at home, on Tuesday 2nd August 2022, aged 76 years. Known to friends and family as Billy, he was a familiar face in and around Oswaldtwistle.  During his life Billy worked as a general scrap dealer as well as a dealer in horses too.  He loved… Continue Reading

Ronald (Ron) Lomax

Ronald (Ron) Lomax

Ronald Lomax, of Catlow Hall Street, Oswaldwitstle, passed away peacefully on Thursday 4th August 2022, aged 87 years. Throughout his working life, Ronald was a welder and worked for various companies including Rothwells, Conveyor & Elevator and Stuart Engineering. In his spare time and during his retirement he greatly enjoyed all kinds of sport, especially… Continue Reading

Thomas Quirk

Thomas Quirk

Thomas Quirk of Waverley Road, Knuzden, passed away peacefully on Thursday 28th July 2022, aged 94 years. During his life Thomas was a hard worker and in his early years worked on building sites as well as completing his National Service.  He then worked for over 25 years at Norweb, before moving to the Star… Continue Reading

Joan Christine Griffiths

Joan Christine Griffiths

Joan Griffiths, of Kingfisher Court, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully on Thursday 30th June 2022, aged 78 years. During her life Joan worked for various companies over the years including Roebucks Solicitors, Sterling Dog Foods, Joseph Metcalfe’s Ltd and before taking her retirement she ran Fred Millers Ltd together with her late husband David. In her… Continue Reading

Suzzan Gilbert

Suzzan Gilbert

Suzzan Gilbert of Aspen Lane, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully with her loving family beside her on Saturday 28th May 2022, aged 58 years. During her life Suzzan was always on the go.  She was a hard worker and had a variety of jobs over the years, these included starting off as a kennel maid, before… Continue Reading

Freda Taylor

Freda Taylor

Freda Taylor, formerly of Buxton Street, Accrington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday 24th May 2022, aged 89 years. During her life Freda worked as a tailoress for Nellie Brindle (Bateson) in Rishton, as well as Highams Woodnook Mill in Accrington, Ann Whitakers Bridal Shop and also Simon Jersey. In her spare time and during her… Continue Reading

Michael Higham

Michael Higham

Michael Higham of Fallbarn Crescent, Rawtenstall, passed away peacefully in hospital, on Friday 6th May 2022, aged 58 years. During his life Michael worked as a HGV driver and also as a farmer until he became ill. In his spare time he enjoyed caravanning and also tinkering about doing mechanics.  He loved both animals and… Continue Reading

June Rimmngton

June Rimmngton

June Rimmington, formerly of Haworth Street, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully on Wednesday 4th May 2022, aged 84 years. During her life June worked as shorthand typist for English Electric, the local council planning office as well as the Church Council, she also worked covering temporary posts for various solicitors offices. In her spare time and… Continue Reading

Ian Catlow

Ian Catlow

Ian Catlow of Lancaster Avenue, Accrington, passed away peacefully at home, on Sunday 3rd April 2022, aged 70 years. In his spare time Ian loved his football and was a loyal and avid supporter of Burnley Football Club, he also greatly enjoyed spending time with his family and going on holiday with his wife Pat… Continue Reading

Garry Stephenson

Garry Stephenson

  Garry Stephenson of Fielding Lane, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully at home, with his loving family by his side on Tuesday 29th March 2022, aged 76 years. During his life Garry had various careers including starting off at a young age as a butcher at Wilpshire Cooked Meats, he also worked as an engineer at… Continue Reading

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