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Ian Clarke

Ian Clarke passed away peacefully in hospital on 5th July 2018.
Ian was a long standing member of Cheadle & Gatley Round Table and 41 Club.
He was a true gentleman with a superb sense of humour and it was always a pleasure to be in his company.
His funeral was held on Tuesday 24th July at All Saints Church, Cheadle Hulme
followed by a family service at
Stockport Crematorium and then a reception at Manchester Rugby Club

There was a huge turnout and especially from 41 Club including 4 members of Peterhead
who flew down specifically to pay their respects.
Warm words and fond memories were related with Neil Kellett representing 41 Club
and the proceedings were concluded with the "Is this the Way to 41 Club" anthem.

Ian will be sadly missed
Our condolences go to his wife Sue and his family.

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Tom Hendry

Tom Hendry, past member of Cheadle & Gatley 41 Club and manager at the Village Hotel, passed away on Saturday 20th April.
Condolences to his wife, Pat and his family from everyone concerned.

His funeral was held at Scarborough Crematorium on Wednesday 8th May at 12 noon following by refreshments at the Weston Hotel afterwards.

Many thanks for those who were able to attend and represent 41 Club.

Reg Foulger

Reg Foulger, past member of Cheadle & Gatley and Chairman 1978-80 has sadly passed away.
He was from East London and a keen follower of West Ham United.

Reg came to Manchester in the early 1970's and set up a business specialising in Office Furniture and lived in Beathwaite Drive, Bramhall before
moving to Chester Road, Woodford. He was a real wheeler dealer (and it was always thought he would die falling off the back of a lorry).
He was at one time a director of Wilding Office Supplies Ltd, a public company set up by his brother in London

Following his divorce, he moved to Spain for a while

On his return to the UK, he was diagnosed with Parkinsons disease which gradually worsened and he finished up in a care home in Macclesfield.
He finally moved to a care home in Congleton.

On behalf of everyone at the club who knew Reg - our condolences to his family from everyone concerned.

Chris Pearce

Many of you will remember Chris 'Horizontal' Pearce who
sadly left us long before he should have.
Chris left a substantial legacy to the RNLI and in particular The Lifeboat Station at Holyhead
Please click on the link for more details.
Tony Burling

Tony Burling, past member of Cheadle & Gatley and Past Table Chairman, sadly passed away on 27th November 2019.
Tony was a well known local estate agent with an office on Station Road, Cheadle Hulme. The business was bought by Lloyds bank some years ago.

Tony was diagnosed with prostate cancer a number of years ago and despite several types of specialist treatment he died at the age of 82.
A Memorial Service was held at St Michaels Parish Church, Bramhall in January 2020 attended by Neil Kellett and Stuart Pennell.

On behalf of everyone at the club who knew Tony - our condolences to his family from everyone concerned.

Tony Burling
Dennis Long

Dennis Long, past member of Cheadle & Gatley and Past Table Chairman, sadly passed away on 5th December 2020 aged 85

On behalf of everyone at the club who knew Dennis - our condolences to his family from everyone concerned.

Stuart Pennell

Stuart and Neil Kellett joined Cheadle & Gatley Round Table together in 1968 and remained lifelong friends.
He became Table Chairman in 1978 and 41 Club Chairman in 1985.
He held several posts in Table including secretary and was a keen supporter of the Club at such mind boggling
events as the New Mills Rock Chuck and The Bury Pudding Pot.

Stuart had a wonderful dry sense of humour and would produce memorable reports. One of his 41 Club
highlights was the Audit report on the 2010 accounts when he reported on
unknowns, unknown knowns and unknown unknowns.

He was also a successful Barclays Bank manager, finishing up, to suit his accent, as manager of the Wilmslow branch.
He had a wonderful record with Barclays even though most of the branches where he had previously been
manager were subsequently demolished!

In addition to Round Table, Stuart was a founder member of Gatley & District Rotary Club and had
recently become a member of Bramhall Probus Club. He enjoyed putting the world to rights during visits to
The Thief’s Neck on Fridays and regular get togethers each Wednesday at Bramhall Park Golf Club.

He was a keen follower of sport and spent many a cold Friday night at Edgeley Park watching Sale Sharks
and the cricket test matches at Old Trafford.

The family cottage in Buxton, the Buxton Opera House and Festival and The Halle concerts
provided Stuart with relaxation boltholes.

As well as being an active Tabler Stuart was, of course, a dedicated family man with Jean and children
Nicola and Richard and later, of course, his grandchildren.

He will be sadly missed.

14th November 1938 to 22nd December 2021

John Newsome

It is with great sadness to report the untimely passing of John Newsome.

John passed away suddenly, at a family event, on Friday afternoon 30th Sept 2022

The funeral was held on Thursday 20th October at 12:15.

John was a long time member of Cheadle & Gatley Round Table and despite moving
to the Crewe area, where he was originally from, he returned to rejoin
Cheadle & Gatley 41 Club in recent years.

John was an accountant and retired at 53 and spent
a number of years mentoring youngsters.

He had a wide interest in architecture and in particular Churches, Cathedrals and Castles.

Always a popular member at Cheadle & Gatley with a wonderful sense of humour.

Condolences to John's family and friends.
Alan M. Walker
18th Dec.1950 - 14th August 2023

Russell Dymond first met Alan at a garden party hosted at Christopher Pearce’s when Chris asked him to
deliver him home, as Alan had taken something he disagreed with.
He soon found out that it was about 14 pints.
The next time they met was at a Wetherspoon public house in Cheadle Hulme and they continued to meet there
for a few weeks, just chatting and putting the world to right.
They always seemed to agree with Mr. Walker's version. (Cannot think why).

Alan was twice married and was blessed with two daughters and two stepsons.
The name Mowbray was a longstanding family name that Alan insisted on proudly using.
He did relate all about it once, but sadly the story has been forgotten since Russell was
in Wetherspoons with Clarkey when he told them.
Russell introduced Alan to 41 Club and was accepted and joined sometimes later.
His wife Leslie also became a member of Tangent.
Alan soon became Hon. Secretary and held the post for many years.
Alan was also our Chairman in the years 2011/2012.
He was a prominent well-regarded member of the club for many years.

Alan's likes
Loved his Porsche 911. (Hated all Ford cars)
Hot Curries With extra garlic.
Manchester rugby club.
The Avro Heritage Museum.
The Nürburgring, where he used to drive his Porsche.

Alan’s dislikes
Too many to list

Alan starred in the 41 Club Dad’s Army Christmas pantomime and was typecast as Captain Mainwaring,
he seemed to revel in this part and was for always known as Mr. Mannering to many of us.
We will always remember Alan giving reports to our 41 club, at maximum pomposity
with lots of. lots of harrumphing and correctness.
Alan was a good friend who was always ready to help anybody in need.
Including Russell, which was quite often when his computer broke down.

Alan will be greatly missed by all of us and we should be able to raise a glass to him
at the memorial meeting in October.
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