Ex-mill worker and serviceman, John, dies 101
A CHADDERTON war veteran has passed away, aged 101.
John Warburton was born near Blackburn but moved to Denshaw aged five and attended Denshaw School. The son of a mill worker and a coal miner, John left school at 14 after moving to Shaw and began work at Fern Mill.
John met wife Alice Hilton, also a mill worker, in 1938 and the pair tied the knot at the Methodist Chapel, on Manchester Street, and bought a house on Stock Lane, Chadderton.
The couple went on to have two daughters, Margaret and Dorothy.
Despite being only 4ft 11in tall and missing his right index finger from an accident with... read more
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