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

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