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Richard Pickles

Circa 1931



The funeral took place last Thursday of the late Mr. Richard Pickles, of 260, Briercliffe-road, whose death came unexpectedly. Up to a fortnight ago he frequented his various connections at Harle Syke and Haggate. For many years he was a member of the old Volunteers' National Reserve and also a member of the Briercliffe Prize Band. His popular instrument was a bass trombone, but he could play any instrument in the band. He was a free member of the Briercliffe Club, and had been an active Liberal worker the whole of his life. At one time he served on the executive, but during his later days he had taken no active part, although his keenness and interest never ceased. For a long number of years he was employed by the Harle Syke Mill Company, and two years ago, much against his wishes, he retired at the desire and request of his family. Mr. Pickles, who was 76 years of age, leaves four sons, four daughters, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He lost two sons in the war, one being killed in action, and the other dying of wounds in the Blackpool Military Hospital.
Mr. J. Halstead, of Haggate Chapel, carried out a short service at the home, prior to the cortege leaving for the Inghamite Churchyard, where Mr. H. Whittaker carried out the committal service. The mourners were: George Pickles, Mrs. Anderton, Mr. Robert Pickles, Mrs. Holt, Sarah Pickles, Clifford Pickles, Mrs. Heyworth, Mrs. Duckworth, Mrs. Haworth, Mr. Duckworth, Mr. and Mrs. Pickles, Mr. Wnittaker, Mrs. Vale, Mr. Haworth, Mr. and Mrs. Anderton, Mr. Hargreaves, Mr. and Mrs. Batey, Mr. and Mrs. Bibby, Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Kershaw, Mrs. Haslam, Mrs. Horsfall, Mr. Brown, Mr. Goodhall, and Mr. Chadwick.
Floral tributes were sent by: His sorrowing sons and daughters; Daughter Bertha, Henry, and Grandson Harry; Daughter Annie; Daughter Minnie (Blackpool); Mrs. Duckworth and family (Rishton); Charles and family (Harle Syke); Mr. Whittaker and family (Accrington); Mr. Haworth; Mrs. Horsfall and son (Harle Syke); Mr. and Mrs. Battey; Mr. and Mrs. Brown; Commercial Inn, Harle Syke; the Working Men's Club, Briercliffe: Mr. and Mrs. Lee (Harle Syke); Mr. and Mrs. Haslam (Harle Syke); Mr. Chris. Hargreaves; Mr. and Mrs. John. Pickles and family (Lane Head); Mr. and Mrs. Kershaw (Lane Head); Mr. and Mrs. Bibby; and Mrs. Thornton, Tom, and Ethel.
The arrangements were carried out by the Burnley Co-operative Society, Ltd.

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