JOAN LEACH M.B.E. It is with great sadness we announce the death on 30th September 2010, of Joan Marjorie Leach, Knutsford’s local Historian and co-founder of The Gaskell Society. Joan, of Tabley, passed away peacefully after a short illness aged 77 years, the beloved wife of the late Chris, loving mother of Martin and the late Jonathan, grandmother of Nathan, sister of Shirley, aunt of Julie & Frances and great aunt of James & Lauren. Service of Thanksgiving at Brook Street Unitarian Chapel on Wednesday 13th October at 2.00pm following Private Committal. Flowers or donations if wished for Macmillan Nurses. Donations and enquiries to Dodgson’s Funeral Service, 25 Manchester Road, Knutsford, WA16 0LY. Tel. 01565 634251.