Obituaries

Raymond Pickering

Posted by Sarah Barton.

Raymond Pickering of Brook Street, Rishton, passed away on Wednesday 11th September 2019 in hospital, aged 77 years. In his youth Ray attended St James Infant School and then Bangor St at Blackburn, he left school at the age of 15 and went to work at Donshoe.  He has also worked over the years for… Read more »

William (Bill) Hammerton

Posted by Sarah Barton.

Passed away suddenly at home in Rishton on Wednesday 11th September 2019, aged 75 years. The dearly loving husband of Christine, a much loved father of Colin, Carol and Alan, a dear father in law of Kath, Shaun and Bel, a treasured grandad and great grandad (Grumpy) and also a much loved brother brother of… Read more »

Iris Neville

Posted by Sarah Barton.

Iris Neville of Dorchester Avenue, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully in hospital on Friday 30th August 2019, aged 83 years. During her life Iris worked as a winder at the Enfield Mill and also as a childminder. She loved watching her soaps, especially Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Eastenders.  Iris also cared for and housed lots of… Read more »

Sylvia Taylor

Posted by Sarah Barton.

Sylvia Taylor, formerly of Clayton-Le-Moors, passed away peacefully in Lakeside View Nursing Home, Southport on Tuesday 13th August 2019, aged 80 years. In her early working life Sylvia worked in the cotton mills, after marrying her soulmate Roy she started her married life in Mill Entrance and then after having her children worked at Brook… Read more »