Funeral report for the late Fred Ridsdale The funeral was held on Wednesday 5th March 2008 of the late Fred Ridsdale who died 24th February aged 85 years. Fred was born in Whitwell, Yorkshire to the late Len & Annie Ridsdale, the eldest of two children having a younger sister. He was brought up in Whitwell and York and attended school in Malton, Yorkshire. He married Marjorie on 24th December 1945 settling first in Harrogate then living in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire and finally in Northwich. He served in the RAF, Bomber Command during the war as an armourer. He worked at Hepworth’s Taylors (1953 to1966) and then Rolls Royce (1966-1987). His interests included gardening and sport, particularly cricket. Fred is survived by his wife Marjorie and sons Malcolm & Graham. The funeral Service and committal held at Crewe Crematorium was conducted by the Rev’d Michael Walters. Flowers were received and donations for Alderley Hey Intensive Care Unit. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service.