Trees and stone to hon­our for­mer mayor

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A COM­MEM­O­RA­TIVE stone and trees have been placed at a Hyn­d­burn park in mem­ory of for­mer mayor John Broadley.

The Prospects Foun­da­tion held a cer­e­mony at Gatty Park at­tended by his widow Jean Broadley, their three chil­dren and friends.

The me­mo­rial stone in­cluded the in­scrip­tion ‘In fond mem­ory of John Broadley. Prospects 2018’ and three trees were also planted at the park in Church.

Mr Broadley served as Church ward for 13 years and was also mayor in 2012/13. The re­tired en­gi­neer passed away on July 15 last year, aged 80.

Phil Bar­wood MBE, chair­man of Prospects, said: “We re­mem­ber John as a lovely man, one of the found­ing trustees of the Foun­da­tion in 1998 and al­ways a sup­porter of our work dur­ing his years as coun­cil­lor for Church ward and dur­ing his year as Mayor of Hyn­d­burn.

“All the trustees and staff were in­vited to the plant­ing along with oth­ers who knew John through the Church Prospects Panel and the Gatty Park com­mu­nity food grow­ing project.”

Last month a bench was in­stalled out­side Elm­field Hall in mem­ory of Mr Broadley and Alan Pear­son.

Mr Broadley’s widow Jean with the com­mem­o­ra­tive stone in Gatty Park

For­mer Mayor John Broadley

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