Rossendale Free Press



MR Frank Riding, of Waingate Close, Rawtenstal­l, died at the Royal Blackburn Hospital on Tuesday, November

30, aged 91.

After his National Service, Frank worked all his working life at Newchurch Boot in Accounts and Wage until its closure in 1989.

He had a passion for sport, especially cricket and football. He was also a keen gardener, and loved puzzles and jigsaws.

Frank was an honorary life member of

Rawtenstal­l Cricket Club. He was a junior coach and secretary for many years.

Frank also loved holidays, and enjoyed the Lake District, Cornwall, and Yorkshire Dales hiking.

He leaves wife Enid, of 68 years, daughter Susan and son-in-law Brian, son Paul and daughter-in-law Jacqui, grandchild­ren Claire, Sarah, George, and Isabel, and four greatgrand­children Sam, Eddy, Annabel, and Joseph.

The funeral will be held at Burnley Crematoriu­m on Tuesday, December 14 at 1.45pm, led by Rev David Burrow. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Civic Pride Rossendale. Donations can be made online at (tributes and donations).

Funeral director: Dawn Winfield for Fred Hamer Funeral Service, Rawtenstal­l.

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