Fu­neral held for mill vic­tim Wil­liam

Macclesfield Express - - CHILDREN IN NEED -

THE fu­neral of a vic­tim of the Bosley mill dis­as­ter has taken place.

Wil­liam Barks, 51, from Leek in Stafford­shire, was one of four peo­ple who died in the explosion at Wood Treat­ment Ltd on July 17.

The ser­vice for Mr Barks took place at St Ed­ward’s Church in the vil­lage of Ched­dle­ton last Thurs­day, Novem­ber 12.

Mr Barks leaves his wife of 31 years, Deb­o­rah, son Liam and mother Pearl, sis­ter Tina and brother Kelvin.

An in­quest into his death was opened in Oc­to­ber, at which coroner for Cheshire Ni­cholas Rhein­berg said Mr Barks died from the ef­fects of explosion and fire at the site.

The blast caused a four-storey build­ing to col­lapse.

Wil­liam, Dorothy Bai­ley, 62, and Derek Moore, 62, from Stoke, were killed. The body of Ja­son Shin­gler, 38, from North Rode, has still not been re­cov­ered.

Po­lice and fire ser­vice search teams and crime scene in­ves­ti­ga­tors con­tinue their painstak­ing work at the site.

Mean­while fundrais­ers con­tinue to use the Help Bosley cam­paign to help the fam­i­lies of those killed and in­jured, and those who lost jobs and homes.

● Wil­liam Barks died in the explosion at Wood Treat­ment Ltd

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