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Councillor Tony Dobson

Councillor Tony Dobson

Tony Dobson of Oswaldtwistle, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at home on Tuesday 31st March 2020, aged 53 years. Even in his early years at school Tony had a head for business, as he would sell items he had bought from Argos, by adding a couple of quid on to sell to his school friends… Continue Reading

Harry Towers

Harry Towers

of Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully in hospital on Friday 13th March 2020. The dearly loving father of David, a much loved father in law of Heather, a treasured grandad of Lindsey and Neil and a loving uncle. Harry will be very sadly missed by all his family and friends. A celebration of life service will… Continue Reading

Allen France

Allen France

Allen France, of Burnley Road, Clayton-Le-Moors, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on Friday 28th February 2020, aged 77 years. During his life Allen worked for British Aerospace and also for GEC. In his spare time he loved watching any type of sport on TV, especially cricket, of which he used to be a member of… Continue Reading

Kenneth (Ken) Jones

Kenneth (Ken) Jones

Kenneth Jones of Yew Tree Drive, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully on Wednesday 26th February 2020, aged 83 years. Throughout his life Ken was a hard worker and worked for Nayler The Printer Ltd between 1952 – 1985, before becoming the proud owner of Nolans Delicatessen and the adjoining health food business on Accrington Market from… Continue Reading

Paul David Earnshaw

Paul David Earnshaw

Paul Earnshaw of Apple Tree Way, and formerly of Acorn Avenue, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully on Saturday 1st February 2020, aged 70 years. His funeral service will be held at 11.40am, on Wednesday 12th February 2020, at Accrington Crematorium. In his early years after attending school, Paul went straight into work at the age of… Continue Reading

Philip Ian Alveston

Philip Ian Alveston

Philip Ian Alveston, passed away peacefully on Thursday 23rd January 2020, aged 72 years. Throughout his working life Ian worked as an art teacher at St Hilda’s School in Burnley and also at St Theodore’s School, Burnley. In his spare time and during his retirement Ian was very active on the local music scene, he… Continue Reading

Eunice Haworth

Eunice Haworth

Eunice Haworth of Hambledon Mill Park, Accrington and formerly of Laburnum Drive, Oswaldtwistle passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on Sunday 19th January 2020, aged 72 years. Eunice was born profoundly deaf, so in her early years she attended Birkdale Boarding School, in Southport which was a specialist school for children with hearing impairments. Throughout her… Continue Reading

Irene Orrom

Irene Orrom

Irene Orrom of Lancaster Avenue, Accrington, tragically passed away in hospital on Monday 30th December 2019, aged 74 years. Irene was born and raised in Padiham and during her life worked for various places including Empire Bingo as well as pubs and clubs. A much loved and sadly missed grandmother – mother and best friend.… Continue Reading

Michael Stanley Cosgrove

Michael Stanley Cosgrove

Of Intack, passed away suddenly at home on Monday 30th December 2019, aged 66 years. The dearly loving husband of Christine, a much loved father of Steven, Vicky, Sarah and Simon, a treasured grandad of nine and also a much loved brother. His funeral service will be held at 10.45am, on Friday 17th January 2020,… Continue Reading

Kenneth Neville

Kenneth Neville

Kenneth Neville formerly of Dorchester Avenue, passed away peacefully on Monday 30th December 2019, aged 82 years. After completing 4 years of National Service, Kenneth trained in upholstery and worked at CD Pearce for over 30 years and then later worked as a storeman before becoming a supervisor at EJ Riley’s. In his spare time… Continue Reading

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