Norman was born on the 14th December 1934 in Nelson to John Henry and Nelly Leah. He was their only child. Sadly Norman's father died when Norman was only 13. Norman was a very bright young man and he went to Nelson Grammar School. On leaving school he signed up with the Army in the Royal Corps of Signals to do his National Service. Norman served in Germany. Whilst Norman was in the Army he undertook an apprenticeship and on leaving he was a qualified electrician. Norman was extremely clever and talented with many skills.
Sheila and Norman were married on the 27th of May 1960 at St. John's Church, Nelson.The family was complete with the birth of their three sons Gary Mark and Glenn. They remember their father whilst they were growing up as a very firm but fair father. You can imagine that these three boys were quite a handful. Sometimes Norman played football with them he was a big fan of football and a supporter of the Clarets. Norman held a season ticket for many years and followed the team through their ups and downs. In later years Norman loved to go with the boys to the Shooters to watch the match and have a pint of bitter.
Norman was a stalwart supporter of the Armed Forces Support Group and always made every effort to help out where he could - his 'patch' in particular, was ASDA in Colne where he was almost part of the staff there, they were shocked and saddened to learn of his passing.
He will certainly be missed by his friends and members of the AFSG who held him in high regard and it's for sure that he won't be forgotten ... Rest in Peace Norman ...