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Martin Halstead

Martin Halstead

Martin Halstead of Fir Court, Huncoat, passed away on Saturday 12th October, aged 68 years. During his working life Martin worked as a guillotine operator at Cambridge Press Printers in Clayton-Le-Moors from 1967-1982. In his spare time he enjoyed reading, socialising as well as painting and decorating.  In his younger years he also took part… Continue Reading

Gladys Robertson MacKenzie

Gladys Robertson MacKenzie

Gladys Robertson MazKenzie of Highfield Close, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully in the Royal Blackburn Hospital, on Saturday 12th October 2019, aged 85 years. In her early years Gladys attended Leith Academy School in Edinburgh, she then worked on the International Switchboard at Faraday, Black Friars before moving on to Spillers in New Malden, in London… Continue Reading

Janice Payne

Janice Payne of Roegreave Road, Oswaldtwistle, passed away in hospital on Thursday 19th September 2019, aged 74 years. In her early years Janice attended Woodnook School, before going onto work for many years at Highams factory and then later worked for 40 years as a dinner lady at Moorend School and in her spare time… Continue Reading

Raymond Pickering

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… Continue Reading

William (Bill) Hammerton

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… Continue Reading

Iris Neville

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… Continue Reading

Sylvia Taylor

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… Continue Reading

Barbara Watson

On behalf of our family we are sad to announce the passing of Barbara Watson (nee Rogers), a loving wife of 60 years to Frank Watson, who passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday 23rd July 2019. A celebration of Barbara’s life, open to all who knew her, will be held at 2.30pm on Sunday… Continue Reading

Graham Gooding

Graham Gooding of Union Road, Oswaldtwistle, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday 23rd July 2019, aged 75 years. Born in Hull, Graham attended Cavendish Road Primary School and Jervis High School before working at Tugs, the Co-op Garage and AB Motors, in Hull. After moving to Lancashire in 1986, Graham worked at Chequers Builders and then… Continue Reading

John Haworth

John Haworth of Central Avenue, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully on Saturday 27th July 2019, aged 80 years. In his spare time John loved to care for his racing pigeons and was a member of the pigeon club. He was also a member of St. Mary’s Church, Oswaldtwistle. John also enjoyed taking touring holidays, especially around… Continue Reading

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