The funeral took place recently of the late Thomas Buckley of Northwich who died on 9th May 2006 aged 89 years. Thomas was born in Wincham in 1916 and later attended school in Marston. At the age of 15 he started work at Linotype, beginning a seven year apprenticeship in Engineering. Later he joined Metropolitan Vickers, then Bates Iron Foundry where he worked for 23 years. In 1942 he married Freda Case and they settled in Wincham, before moving to Rudheath. In 1969 he gave up his lifetime career in engineering, when the Court House in Chesterway opened and he became Court Superintendent and Usher for 12 years. After his retirement he continued as a part-time usher at Crewe, Runcorn, Winsford and Warrington for a further 5 years. Before Freda became ill, their favourite pastime was old-time dancing at Rudheath Social Club and at the Memorial Hall. Tom also enjoyed gardening, fishing and photography. He was very much a people person and will be sadly missed by many in Northwich. Tom is survived by his daughter Angela, son-in-law John, granddaughter Janita and her husband Terry, grandson Stephen and his fiancée Vicky and great grandchildren James and Rebecca. Rev Paul Dawson conducted the service at St Helen’s Parish Church, Northwich, prior to interment at Northwich Cemetery. Family floral tributes were received and donations for Cancer Research UK and Christie Hospital.