Mossley mourns the death of Deputy Mayoress Janet Hall

TRIBUTES have been paid to Janet Hall, the Deputy Mayoress of Mossley, who has died aged 67.

Janet with Cllr Irene Raddings, Cllr Chris Lyness (Mayor of Mossley) and Mavis Morris at the Mayor’s inauguration in May

The mother of two and grandmother of three’s funeral took place at St George’s Church, Mossley on Monday, October 9.

Long-standing friend and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Irene Raddings, told the Correspondent: “We just used to sit and giggle and occasionally get into trouble with the Mayor.

“Janet used to say “I am going to be black and whited out’ because that’s our colour theme for this year’s events. It was our big joke.

“We lost touch a couple of times but met again at Mossley Hollins’ 50th anniversary reunion in 2011. After that we met or spoke every week.”

Cllr Chris Lyness, the Mayor of Mossley, added: “Janet was so full of life and so reliable. She would get stuck in to everything.”

Janet was born in Mossley, moved to Micklehurst in 1954 and was educated at All Saints Primary School and Mossley Hollins High School,  where she was among the first intake when the Huddersfield Road school opened in 1961.

She married husband Alan at All Saints Church in 1970 before moving to Greenfield where the couple lived up to her death on September 8, 2017.

Janet became a Special Constable with Greater Manchester Police in 1981 and was awarded a long service award in 1993.


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