Tributes paid to the miss­ing

Macclesfield Express - - BOSLEY MILL TRAGEDY - KAREN BRIT­TON

TRIBUTES have been paid to those miss­ing since the Bosley ex­plo­sion.

Dorothy Bai­ley, 62, Jason Shin­gler, 38, Wil­liam Barks, 51, and Derek Moore, 62, have not been seen since the mas­sive ex­plo­sion at the wood mill on Fri­day.

Crews have found two bod­ies but have not iden­ti­fied them.

Can­cer sur­vivor Dorothy, 62, was work­ing as a cleaner in the wood mill when the ex­plo­sion went off.

She lived in a row of mill work­ers cot­tages next to the fac­tory, which makes prod­ucts us­ing wood flour and han­dles a large vol­ume of saw­dust.

Friend Sylvia Jenk­in­son, who serves on the parish coun­cil and has set up a fundrais­ing page, said: “I only saw her a cou­ple of weeks ago.

“I know Dorothy very well, her chil­dren grew up with my chil­dren and went to Bosley school.

“She is car­ing, cheer­ful and very hard­work­ing. She over­came can­cer and did a lot for other peo­ple.”

Her fam­ily says she is a lov­ing mother to Christo­pher, Matthew and Ed­ward and a dot­ing grand­mother. She has lived in Bosley most of her life and be­gan work­ing at the fac­tory a short time ago.

Tim Doggett, of Lakeside, whose grand­mother Vera Dines ran the Bosley cor­ner shop, said: “Dorothy is fan­tas­tic, a re­ally bub­bly lady, very en­ter­tain­ing.”

Kerri Whitham, of the Queens Arms, said: “She is an amaz­ing per­son, al­ways happy, a very funny lady with an en­ter­tain­ing per­son­al­ity.”

Dorothy worked for East Cheshire Hos­pice for 10 years.

A spokesman said: “Dorothy was a pop­u­lar per­son­al­ity in the team. She was in­cred­i­bly hard work­ing and would go the ex­tra mile to help pa­tients and col­leagues.”

Jason Shin­gler, 38, was brought up in North Rode and has a large ex­tended fam­ily. He has one sis­ter and is a lov­ing son to John and An­gela. He lives with his girl­friend Nicky.

His fam­ily de­scribes him as kind-hearted and some­one who would do any­thing for any­one.

Wil­liam Barks was born and bred in Leek. He has been mar­ried for 31 years to Deb­bie and is a lov­ing fa­ther to Liam. Wil­liam en­joys build­ing and restor­ing mo­tor­bikes.

Derek Moore from Stoke-on-Trent is hus­band to Lynne, step­fa­ther to Mark and brother to Linda, Ann and Dar­ren.

‘Dorothy is fan­tas­tic, a re­ally bub­bly lady’

●● The search goes on for the miss­ing at Wood Flour Mills, which was rocked by blasts on Fri­day

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