Trees and stone to honour former mayor
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