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Frier, Peter

The funeral was held recently (7th October) for Peter Frier of Plumley who died on 28th September, 2010 aged 79 years. Peter was born on 1St July 1931 at Ashford, Leicestershire; his sister was born 2 years later. His parents were staunch Methodists; his mother organist, his father choir master at the village chapel. At the age of 11 Peter left the village school and went to boarding school in Bedford until he was 16. After school he went to join the naval training ship Worcester. His parents were visiting his sister Anne, who was at boarding school in Filey, Yorkshire. They stayed in an hotel in Manchester and as Peterís ship was at that time in Manchester Docks he joined them. There he met a nursery nurse, Lilian Charlesworth, who was on holiday with her charges and he decided to write to her. In 1955 he married Lilian, their first son Robert was born in 1958, followed by Anthony in 1960 and eventually five grandchildren arrived. After Anthony was born, Peter took a job as first mate with his Captainís certificate with Manchester Liner Ships, as they only did short trips to the Great Lakes in Canada and back to Manchester. His longest trip when sailing with British Tankers was for 11 months and trips with Manchester Liners were three weeks. Peter finally left the sea and worked in Felixstowe Docks as a marine surveyor for the last 10 years of his working life. He and Lilian then moved to Plumley, where he joined in everything he could; starting with Plumley Probus Club. He was stage manager for Plumley Promotions and Front of House Manager for all the village entertainments. His interest in trains led him to join M C R U A (Mid Cheshire Rail Users Association) who worked to keep passenger trains running on the Manchester to Chester line and stop at Plumley Station. He took, at age 78 years, instruction to join the Speed Watch team in Plumley but never got to put it in practice. He also loved his garden. The Service of Thanksgiving at Plumley Methodist Chapel followed interment at Altrincham Crematorium, conducted by Revd Hilary Howarth. Family floral tributes were received and donations for the East Cheshire Hospice. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service.

Frier Peter

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