Tributes paid to the missing
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