It is with sadness that I have to report the death of Eric “Ted” Heath who passed away on the evening of the 22nd August.
Ted was a long serving member of the club who’s specialism in timing came to the fore at speed sprints both in the UK and in the Isle of Man and he was a familiar face in the paddock with his trusty timing vehicle, Samson. He also acted as Clerk of Course on both the Manchester to Blackpool and Coast to Coast Classic Runs as well as officiating in many LAC events.
He assisted Bill Turner as a timekeeper on LAC events and was one of the Club’s stalwarts with a history including Tholt y Will, Woodvale and Longridge. When Bill retired Ted took over the timing gear and continued providing timing services to many clubs in the north west. His team was one of the few capable of carrying out timing duies for 2 lap events at 3 Sisters.
During his time on the committee, he served as Chairman and President and had the honour of being made an Honorary Life President a few years ago.
Funeral arrangements :
Tuesday the 12th September at 1:00pm
The Old School Chapel, Broadstone St, Todmorden. OL14 8AL
Followed by a private cremation and refreshments at Walsden Cricket Club, Scott St, Walsden, Todmorden OL14 7SX
Our condolence go to Ted’s wife, Doris, and his family at this sad time.