Trib­utes after death of Stan­ley leg­end Ter­ence

Accrington Observer - - FRONT PAGE - STE­FAN JAJECZNYK ste­[email protected]­ @Ac­cring­tonNews

THE fam­ily of a for­mer head­mas­ter, Stan­ley player and crick­eter have paid their trib­utes after he passed away aged 83.

Ter­ence Neville, from Rish­ton, died on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 9 after suf­fer­ing from kid­ney fail­ure at Black­burn Royal Hospi­tal. He was sur­rounded by his wife and chil­dren.

A for­mer teacher, Ter­ence even­tu­ally re­tired as head­mas­ter of Ac­cring­ton Moor­head High School, now Ac­cring­ton Academy, in 1991.

He was also an avid sports­man - play­ing for Ac­cring­ton Stan­ley as a goal­keeper in the late 1960s and early 1970s and also wicket-keep­ing for Ac­cring­ton Cricket Club, where he was a life mem­ber.

His son John, 49, spoke warmly about his fa­ther, who was also a Jus­tice of the Peace and sat as a mag­is­trate at Ac­cring­ton Mag­is­trates Court for many years.

He said: “He was an hon­est, kind and car­ing man. He was al­ways do­ing things for other peo­ple - and he was very sporty.

“He was Stan­ley through and through and had a sea­son ticket and saw ev­ery­thing last sea­son. He had his own car park­ing space at the club, they looked after him and he looked after them.”

Ter­ence spent four years as trus­tee for the Reds between 2014 and 2018.

He mar­ried his wife, Eileen, 82, in 1963 - the cou­ple, who lived on Cut Lane and had two chil­dren, had met 10 years ear­lier.

John, who lives in Northamp­ton, added: “He loved his grand­chil­dren.

“He liked to read books, and my mum and dad would watch football and cricket to­gether.

“She’s lost her life com­pan­ion - they were mar­ried for 54 years and knew each other for 64 years.”

The cou­ple were reg­u­lar church-go­ers, at­tend­ing St Charles RC church in Rish­ton and St Joseph’s in Ac­cring­ton among oth­ers.

Ter­ence leaves his wife Eileen; his son John and his part­ner Sa­man­tha; his daugh­ter Sarah and her hus­band Robert and his grand­chil­dren Sa­muel, Me­gan, Han­nah and Nathan.

A Re­quiem Mass will take place at St Charles RC Church in Rish­ton at 11.30am fol­lowed by a com­mit­tal at 1pm at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium.


MR Derek Arnold Wilkin­son, of Bar­row, died peace­fully in hospi­tal sur­rounded by his lov­ing fam­ily on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5, aged 76.

Derek was the de­voted and much loved hus­band of Va­lerie, lov­ing dad of Jac­quelin and Ju­lian, dear fa­ther-in-law of An­drew and Tieneke, cher­ished grandad of Emily, Louisa, El­lie-Mae, Annabel, Olivia and Louis.

Derek was born in Bar­row-in-Fur­ness where he be­came a po­lice cadet and went on to serve in the po­lice force for 30 years. He moved to Lan­cashire fol­low­ing pro­mo­tion to Sergeant and worked his way up to be­ing Chief In­spec­tor, a role that he loved and was very proud of.

Derek was also an ac­tive mem­ber of the Round Ta­ble, Ro­tary Club and Forty One Club.

Above all, he was a fam­ily man who loved to see all his fam­ily and en­joyed fam­ily gath­er­ings, al­ways look­ing for­ward to Christ­mas time.

Derek’s fu­neral ser­vice will be held at St James Church, Altham on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 14 at 11.45am fol­lowed by a pri­vate fam­ily com­mit­tal.

Fam­ily flow­ers only please with do­na­tions in mem­ory of Derek to Can­cer Re­search UK.

Fu­neral di­rec­tor: Champ Fu­neral Ser­vices, Bank House, Whal­ley Road, Clay­ton-le-Moors, Ac­cring­ton.


MRS Sadie Riley, of Milnshaw Gar­dens, Ac­cring­ton, died on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 2, aged 93.

Sadie was born in Huth­waite, Not­ting­ham and moved to Ac­cring­ton when she mar­ried.

She worked at Higham’s and then later at Wool­worth’s where she was su­per­vi­sor un­til re­tire­ment. Sadie en­joyed the theatre, mostly mu­si­cal, go­ing away on hol­i­days, read­ing and do­ing word searches.

She at­tended St John’s Church, Ac­cring­ton and was a mem­ber of the Mother’s Union.

Sadie was the beloved wife of the late Harry, lov­ing mother of San­dra, mother-in-law of the late Gra­ham, de­voted grandma of An­drew and his wife Jac­que­line, Rachel and her hus­band Mick, and much loved great-grandma of Kay­ley, Jes­sica, Madi­son, Enya, Hay­ley, Yazmin and Jor­dan.

The fu­neral ser­vice was held on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 12 at St John’s Church, Ac­cring­ton, fol­lowed by a com­mit­tal at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium, con­ducted by Rev Hugh Scriven. If de­sired do­na­tions can be made to Can­cer Re­search UK.

Fu­neral di­rec­tor: Peter Re­gan, Hyn­d­burn Fu­neral Ser­vices, Queens Road, Ac­cring­ton.


MRS Dorothy Flannagan passed away sud­denly at home on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5, aged 81.

Dorothy was the dear wife of the late Ken, much loved mother of Paul and Kathy, lov­ing grand­mother to Sam, Luke, Beth and Aaron, mother-in-law to Sharon and Clive, sis­ter to Alan and the late Kath­leen, sis­ter-in-law to Cyn­thia, and dearly loved aun­tie and great-aunt to many.

From the early 1970s, Dorothy worked for the Civil Ser­vice as a cler­i­cal of­fi­cer, un­til re­tir­ing aged 60.

She was a long-serv­ing, ac­tive mem­ber of Whal­ley Road United Re­formed Church where she had many friends. Dorothy was also the last re­main­ing founder mem­ber of the Hyn­d­burn Singers, in ad­di­tion to singing with Con­chord choir for many years.

A thought­ful and car­ing per­son, Dorothy will be greatly missed by all her fam­ily and her wide cir­cle of friends.

The com­mit­tal will be held on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 20 at 11.40am at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium, fol­lowed by a thanks­giv­ing ser­vice at Whal­ley Road United Re­formed Church, Ac­cring­ton at 12.30pm.

No flow­ers thank you, but do­na­tions can be made to the Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion and/or the Mul­ti­ple Sclero­sis So­ci­ety.

Fu­neral di­rec­tor: Hill­side Fu­neral Direc­tors, Burn­ley Road, Ac­cring­ton.


MAR­GARET Stan­ton, of Stop­ford Court, Clay­tonle-Moors, died on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 1, aged 99.

Mar­garet was born in Don­caster and moved to Ac­cring­ton after the war.

She even­tu­ally bought the shop in Fern Gore where she had al­ready worked for years, and from which she re­tired.

In her younger days Mar­garet loved to knit and sew, play­ing domino drives and go­ing on hol­i­days.

She was a mem­ber of the Cam­bridge Street Church where she had many friends and she moved to Clay­ton-leMoors in 1991.

Mar­garet was the wife of the late Bert, mother of Judy and the late Bar­bara, grand­mother of Paul, Philip, Christo­pher, Timmy and Char­lotte, and great-grand­mother to Charley, Le­nie, Luke, Beth, Molly and El­liott.

The fu­neral ser­vice was due to be held on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 13 at 1.40pm at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium, con­ducted by Rev Philip Norris.

Fam­ily flow­ers only please with do­na­tions in mem­ory of Mar­garet to Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety.

Fu­neral di­rec­tor: Peter Re­gan, Hyn­d­burn Fu­neral Ser­vices, Queens Road, Ac­cring­ton. ELSIE Tay­lor, for­merly of Lyn­wood Av­enue, Clay­ton-le-Moors, passed away peace­fully at Springhill Care Home on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7, aged 91.

From 1939 Elsie at­tended Ac­cring­ton High School. On leav­ing school she worked for eleven years as a clerk for Pearl As­sur­ance Co in Ac­cring­ton, be­fore leav­ing to start a fam­ily.

In her younger years she en­joyed danc­ing, knit­ting and sewing. Later in life she took plea­sure in go­ing away on hol­i­day and trav­elled to var­i­ous places in­clud­ing Spain, Italy and the Greek Is­lands.

She loved go­ing to the theatre to watch mu­si­cals and was also a mem­ber of the New Jerusalem Church in Ac­cring­ton.

One of her favourite pas­times was sup­port­ing her late hus­band Al­lan when he be­came the chair­man at Ac­cring­ton Cricket Club by work­ing in the tea room on match days. She also col­lected door to door for Dr Barnardo’s many years ago.

Elsie sadly leaves her dearly loved chil­dren Su­san and Mark, her dear daugh­ter-in-law Kathryn and her trea­sured grand­chil­dren Matthew and Amy.

Her fu­neral ser­vice will be held at 11pm on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 17 at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium.

Fam­ily flow­ers only please, but do­na­tions are wel­come in mem­ory of Elsie for the Chil­dren’s Liver Disease Foun­da­tion, c/o Bar­ton and Hall­worth Fu­neral Ser­vice, The Old Fox­hill, 136-8 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle.


DOROTHY Walmsley peace­fully passed away on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8 after a long ill­ness, aged 82.

She was the daugh­ter of Leonard and Mol­lie Holden and sis­ter of Peter.

Born in Hap­ton, she spent her adult life in Ac­cring­ton, grad­u­at­ing from the Univer­sity of Lan­caster with a teach­ing de­gree in English. She later fur­thered her ed­u­ca­tion to qual­ify as a drama teacher, teach­ing at Moor­head High School un­til her re­tire­ment.

Her ded­i­ca­tion and re­lent­less en­ergy pro­duced highly praised dra­matic per­for­mances en­joyed by all. Some of her pupils went on to ful­fil suc­cess­ful ca­reers in tele­vi­sion and film, a fact of which she was im­mensely proud.

Dur­ing her ca­reer she was also a youth leader and a Girl Guide leader in Ac­cring­ton and over the years many of those young peo­ple would re­turn to visit her with their chil­dren.

Along with her hus­band, Fran­cis Walmsley, she en­joyed all the arts, spend­ing leisure time vis­it­ing gal­leries, theatre per­for­mances, and re­gions of his­toric artis­tic in­ter­est.

After re­tire­ment Dorothy spent time in char­i­ta­ble ac­tiv­i­ties, no­tably Maundy Grange. She par­tic­i­pated in St Anne’s friend­ship club, en­joy­ing help­ing and so­cial­is­ing with her dear friend Shirley Hodg­son.

She reg­u­larly at­tended St Anne’s Catholic Church, Ac­cring­ton, where she par­tic­i­pated in many re­li­gious and so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties. She was a pop­u­lar, well-loved fig­ure within the church and will be sadly missed by all. She is sur­vived by her brother Peter, her three chil­dren, Cather­ine, Eileen and John, her grand­chil­dren Matthew, Ruth, Si­mon, Do­minic and Jack, and by her great-grand­daugh­ter El­lie.

Fu­neral ar­range­ments to be con­firmed, any fur­ther en­quiries to Hyn­d­burn Fu­neral Ser­vices, Queens Road, Ac­cring­ton.

The fu­neral di­rec­tor is Peter Re­gan.


MR Ter­ence Neville, of Cut Lane, Rish­ton, died in Black­burn Royal sur­rounded by his wife and chil­dren on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 9, aged 83.

Ter­ence was a teacher and head­teacher at Ac­cring­ton Moor­head High School and pre­vi­ously worked as a teacher at Holy Fam­ily, Hollins and Brownedge St Mary’s, Bam­ber Bridge.

He was a re­tired Ac­cring­ton Stan­ley football trus­tee and ex player, as well as an Ac­cring­ton Cricket Club life mem­ber and ex player.

Ter­ence was also a Cate­nian mem­ber for 30 years and a re­tired Jus­tice of the Peace at Mag­is­trate.

He leaves his wife Eileen, chil­dren John and his part­ner Sa­man­tha, Sarah and her hus­band Robert and grand­chil­dren Sa­muel, Me­gan, Han­nah and Nathan.

Ter­ence was the son of the late Moses and late Mary and brother of the late Fr John Neville (RC Priest) and late Sheila.

A Re­quiem Mass will take place on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 20 at 11.30am at St Charles RC church, Rish­ton fol­lowed by a com­mit­tal at 1pm at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium.

Fam­ily flow­ers only please with do­na­tions in mem­ory of Ter­ence, if de­sired, for Kid­ney Re­search UK.

Fu­neral di­rec­tor: Peter Re­gan, Hyn­d­burn Fu­neral Ser­vices, Queens Road, Ac­cring­ton.


MRS Kath­leen Mary Newlove, of War­wick Street, Church, Ac­cring­ton, died on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8 at Well­field Res­i­den­tial Home, aged 87.

Born in Pud­dle­town in Dorset, the youngest daugh­ter of the late Harry and Ellen Draper came to Church dur­ing the war after the fam­ily home had been bombed for the third time, to stay with friends of her fa­ther.

She left school at 14 to work in the mills, de­cided to be­come a nurse and be­came an REN in 1964, then con­tin­ued to train to be­come an SRN two years later.

Even­tu­ally Kath­leen be­came ward sis­ter in charge of ward FS2 in Ac­cring­ton Vic­to­ria Hospi­tal un­til she re­tired.

She was a guider then a mem­ber of the Tre­foil Guild, and also a mem­ber of the Can­cer Re­lief Com­mit­tee.

She liked cross­words and watch­ing horse rac­ing.

Kath­leen was the wi­dow of late Joseph and leaves son Roy and daugh­ters Au­drey and Gil­lian, sis­ter Jean, grand­chil­dren and great-grand­chil­dren.

The fu­neral ser­vice will be held on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 19 at 11am at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium, Burn­ley Road, of­fi­ci­ated by Mr Roy Newlove.

Fam­ily flow­ers only please, but do­na­tions are wel­come in mem­ory of Kath­leen for the Air Am­bu­lance c/o Kirby and Hughes Fu­neral Ser­vice.


MR Barry Snow­den, of Bax­en­den, died sud­denly at his home on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5, aged 69.

Barry was the de­voted hus­band of the late San­dra, much loved dad of Lee and Marie, dear fa­ther-in-law of Brent, and cher­ished grandad of Emily, Max, Dy­lan and Ebony.

Barry was an en­gi­neer at ROF and at Fort­vale, a job which he ex­celled at and re­tired from at the age of 57.

Barry thor­oughly en­joyed his re­tire­ment and his new found free­dom.

Barry was a keen mo­tor cy­clist who loved to spend time tin­ker­ing in his garage, and he was also a mem­ber of the Phoenix Archery Club in Burn­ley.

He loved to travel. Egypt was one of his favourite des­ti­na­tions and he re­cently just re­turned from Mar­rakesh. Barry was fond of the sun­shine and par­tial to a glass of whiskey. The fam­ily re­quest that jeans and T-shirts be worn at the fu­neral ser­vice and any­one wish­ing to wear one of Barry’s T-shirts should con­tact Marie.

Do­na­tions are be­ing col­lected on be­half of Com­mu­nity So­lu­tions North-West and Com­pas­sion UK. Please make cheques payable to Marie Ea stwood.

Fu­neral di­rec­tor: Champ Fu­neral Ser­vices, Clay­ton-le-Moors. Con­tin­ued on p14

Ter­ence Neville player for Stan­ley and also Ac­cring­ton Cricket Club (back row, third from left)

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