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R.I.P. Trevor Blackburn

Rest in Peace

Trevor, the middle of the three Blackburn bowling brothers sadly passed away on Monday in Adan Court Care Home. Aged 88 years he leaves a widow, Wynne and son Andrew and daughter Tracey and six grandchildren Joe, Peter, Alex, Sophie, Chloe and Ellie.

He was born and raised in Linthwaite and attended Nields County school before further education at Royds Hall Grammar School. After leaving school he spent his entire working life in textiles, mainly at John Crowther’s in Milnsbridge and Wheelwrights at Scammonden.

He spent his two years National Service in the RAF stationed in Cyprus. In 1966 he and his wife and two children emigrated to Australia, but after two-and-a-half years decided to come back home.

They marked their golden wedding with a party at Meltham Golf Club followed by a trip to the Yorkshire Dales. Asked what the secret of a happy marriage is, Wynne joked: “Don’t have silly quarrels. We’ve only ever had one argument – it started at the reception and we’ve still not finished it.”

After a while they went to live in Crosland Hill and it was then that he changed his bowling

allegiance from Linthwaite Hall to Crosland Moor Liberal Club. It was whilst there that he won the Wm Stones Handicap in 1987 and in 1990 he won the Barkers Sports Handicap. He also represented the Huddersfield Veterans in the Inter-District competition.

He was a member of the Veterans League Management Commitee and a life member. After leaving Crosland Moor Lib he joined brother Bill at Marsh United and latterly at Lindley Bowling Club.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later

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May 31, 2023

Very sorry to hear about Trevor. I knew he was very ill talking recently to Bill , his brother.

One of my first encounters with Trevor was when I just started to play for Lindley and we were playing at Ripponden. I was doing well and leading 15-1 and thinking that I’m going to have a handsome victory which would help the team’s aggregate score. Somehow I managed to lose 20-21 and when I walked off the green I apologised to Trevor for letting the team down ,whereupon he gave me the biggest bollacking I’ve ever had, forcibly pointing out that I lost because I had started talking to my opponent. He was right of course and it t…

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