Very sad news on the death of a great friend and supporter to the team; the late George Keene

We are saddened to learn today of the death on 6th March 2015 of George Keene, aged 86 years old, a great friend and fantastic supporter of the Bolton MRT.

George together with his wife Daphne, were the one time long serving past publicans of the Toll Bar Inn, on Chorley New Road, Horwich, and both fully supported the team in a great many appreciated ways.

Throughout the late 1970s and into the early 1990s, the Toll Bar Inn was a favoured drinking venue (one of a handful) for the team, and hosted many a fancy dress party, team romance and fundraising activities for the team.

The Toll Bar under George and Daphne’s management also hosted our Team Council (Committee) meetings throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, often till very late in to the evening when our excellent hosts – George and Daphne, eventually tired of our musings and threw us out (where meetings sometimes then carried on in the pub courtyard!)

The service and committal for George, much loved husband of Daphne, and loving father to Martin and Howard, is being held tomorrow, Friday 27th March 2015, at 2.30pm at Overdale West Chapel, off Chorley New Road, Bolton.

The condolences of the team are expressed to Daphne, Martin and Howard, and their family and friends.

Please also see website ‘News’ report dated Saturday 21st March 2015, mentioning a very thoughtful and sincere £20.00 donation from Jane and Keith McCabe, of Euxton, Lancashire, to the memory of the late Mr George Keene.