Bench to Bosley mill vic­tims un­veiled

Macclesfield Express - - THE SOMME 1916-2016 -

A ME­MO­RIAL bench has been un­veiled in trib­ute to four peo­ple killed in the Bosley mill disas­ter.

The seat has been set in the grounds of St Mary’s Church in Bosley as a place for quiet re­flec­tion.

It was do­nated by Co-op­er­a­tive Funer­al­care.

The bench was blessed by the Rev Dr. Jon Har­ries dur­ing the an­nual Bosley Rose Queen ser­vice which takes place on the Sun­day fol­low­ing the an­nual vil­lage fete and fell race.

Rose King Oliver Carter and his Body­guard Char­lie Clark read verses from Psalm 121 and Matthew’s Gospel dur­ing the ser­vice. Rose Queen Daisy Worrall then cut the rib­bon around the bench.

Rev Har­ries said: “This bench will be a place of com­fort and a re­minder of our hope in God and in the re­silience and spirit of our com­mu­nity.”

Ex­plo­sions and fire ripped apart Wood Treat­ment Ltd in Bosley on July 17, last year.

Derek Moore, 62, Dorothy Bai­ley, 62, Wil­liam Barks, 51, and Ja­son Shin­gler, 38, were killed in the tragedy.

Mr Shin­gler’s body has never been re­cov­ered.

De­tec­tives and of­fi­cers from the Health and Safety Ex­ec­u­tive (HSE) con­tinue to probe the cause of the disas­ter.

●● Rose King Oliver Carter and Rose Queen Daisy Worrall with the Bosley me­mo­rial bench at St Mary’s Church

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