Former Oldham Chairman passes away

HARVEY Ashworth, former chairman of Oldham RLFC, has died in Lymm, Cheshire, where he had lived for many years. He was 85.
Formerly a farmer and wholesale butcher, he had a lifelong interest in the Oldham club and became chairman in the early 1980s when he succeeded Ray Hatton at a time when the Watersheddings club finished half way up the old first division under the command of coach Frank Myler.
The funeral will be on Friday, August 3 at 10am at St Peter’s Church, Oughtrington Lane, Lymm followed by committal at Altrincham Crematorium.
Further details will be available from the funeral directors, Kenneth Dewey and Sons, on 0161 980 7010.