The funeral was held recently for Anthony Arthur Longden (Tony) of Leftwich, who died on 31st December 2012, aged 81 years. Tony was born in Derbyshire, to Reg and Frances Alice Longden, he was the elder of their two children, having a younger sister Audrey. He grew up in Winsford and attended a local school. On 28th March 1953, he married Christina Mitchell Archibold at Alloa in Scotland and they settled in Leftwich. Tony worked for British Rail and then at I.C.I. until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, was a member of 20-20 Club and R.A.O.B. Club. Tony is survived by his wife Christina, daughter Julia, sons Anthony & John, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The service and committal held at Crewe Crematorium were conducted by Rev Martyn Cripps. Family floral tributes were received and donations for Macmillan Nurses at Leighton Hospital.