Obituaries

Yvonne Drane

Posted by Sarah Barton.

Yvonne Drane of Banbury Avenue, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully on Friday 28th June 2019, aged 81 years. She was born and grew up in Lancaster before moving to Blackburn at the age of 12 or 13.  Later on, during her working life she worked for a couple of companies including Mullards, then Philips and also… Read more »

Derek Shanks

Posted by Sarah Barton.

Derek Shanks of Monk Street, Accrington, passed away on Wednesday 26th June 2019, aged 60 years. During his life Derek worked at F & K Knowles slipper factory on Kay Street in Oswaldtwistle and also Express Gifts in Church.  In his spare time he liked football and socialising with friends and was a well known… Read more »

John (Jack) Heyes

Posted by Sarah Barton.

Jack Heyes of Oswaldtwistle, passed away suddenly in hospital after a short illness on Sunday 16th June 2019, aged 92 years. In 1941, Jack left school and started work at Howard & Bullough’s as a tool fitter and draughtsman, he also worked for a number of other local engineering companies throughout his life including JT… Read more »

Peter Metcalfe

Posted by Sarah Barton.

Peter Silvester Metcalfe of Howarth Avenue, Church, passed away suddenly at home on Thursday 13th June 2019, aged 70 years. For most of his working life he was well known in the local area, working as a gardener for over twenty years. He was known affectionately as ‘Pete the Gardener’ In his spare time and… Read more »