VIC BAR­LOW TAKES AN AL­TER­NA­TIVE LOOK AT LIFE IN MAC­CLES­FIELD May your God be with you through this dif­fi­cult time

Macclesfield Express - - BARLOW’S BRIEF -

FOR two lo­cal fam­i­lies this has been a very trau­matic pe­riod and I thought it best to al­low some time be­fore ex­press­ing my con­do­lences.

I had no wish to in­trude upon their pri­vacy at such a sen­si­tive time.

Brian Ol­lier was a unique tal­ent who ded­i­cated his life to pho­tograph­ing Mac­cles­field and its res­i­dents. He will leave a huge gap in the record­ing of our lo­cal his­tory.

Brian had real pas­sion for his work and his was the first page I turned to each Wed­nes­day when I col­lected my Ex­press.

Those old black and white images, crafted with love, al­ways in­trigued me.

His fam­ily will miss him dearly, I’ll miss him as will the en­tire town.

Let us give thanks for his tal­ent and his work that will live on way beyond our lifetime.

I did not know Robert Hart, whose life came to such a tragic end at a mu­sic fes­ti­val in June.

I do, how­ever, know his par­ents very well and can­not imag­ine their pain at his loss.

We were neigh­bours for many years and shared some very good times.

I pray their joy in Robert’s life will even­tu­ally heal their bro­ken hearts.

To both fam­i­lies I send my most sin­cere con­do­lences.

May your God be with you through this most dif­fi­cult time.

●● Robert Hart

●● Brian Ol­lier

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