Date is set for funeral of town champion David

The funeral of David Wood, a prominent and dedicated member of several Fylde community organisations, will take place next week.

Thursday, 28th April 2016, 11:21 am
Updated Thursday, 28th April 2016, 12:23 pm
David Wood

David known for his links to groups such as the Lytham St Annes Twinning Association, the Blackpool and Fylde Rail Users’ Association and the Campaign for Real Ale, was also a long-serving crossing patrolman in the town and died on a trip to a museum in the Midlands.

He was a Grand Knight of St Columba, a Roman Catholic organisation, and requiem mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Church St Annes next Wednesday, May 4 at 10am will be followed by cremation at Lytham Crematorium at 11.30am.

Following his sudden death, a minute’s silence was held in tribute to him at a meeting of St Annes Town Council, where he was a regular attender in the public gallery and last September was presented with a certificate of appreciation.

Arnold Sumner, co-ordinator of St Annes Chamber of Trade, knew David for many years and said:

“I called David the Bearded Wonder. He was involved with so many organisations and really cared about the future of St Annes and how to make it a better place to live and for visitors.”