Hundreds say final farewell to Betty
AROUND 200 people turned out to pay their respects at the funeral of ‘Bollington legend’ Betty Bonson.
Former MP for Macclesfield Sir Nicholas Winterton, representatives from Bollington Town Council and current Mayor of Bollington Angela Williams were among those present to mark the death of former Bollington Mayor Betty, 88.
Known as ‘Mrs Bollington’, the grandmother-ofthree sat on Bollington Town Council for 30 years and remained an honorary councillor until she died on March 8 at Carmel Lodge Care Home, Adlington.
The service took place at St Michael’s Church yesterday (Tuesday, March 29), with donations requested for Dementia UK and the NSPCC, which Betty worked closely with after her mother, Mary Hamson, started the organisation’s Bollington branch.
Speaking after her death, former Mayor of Bollington and friend Sylvia Roberts said: “Betty was a treasure, generous to a fault.
“She was one of life’s enhancers, no airs and graces, common sense, a generous heart and a loyal friend, all wrapped up in one tall, elegant figure.”
●● Representatives from Bollington Town Council also paid their respects: Coun Amanda Stott, town clerk David Nayor, Town Mayor Coun Angela Williams and Coun James Nicholas
●● Lady Ann Winterton and Sir Nicholas Winterton, former Macclesfield MP, were among the mourners
●● 200 people attended the funeral at St Michael’s Church in Macclesfield
●● Police units responded to an alleged incident on Pitt Street
●● Former Bollington councillor Betty Bonson