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16th June 2015 Information ( Mrs Fletcher )

Mrs Irene Fletcher, former weaver and shop worker passed away aged 86.
Mrs Fletcher, started her working life in the cotton mills where she spent four years before moving to a children’s wear store in Accrington. After several years there she became manageress and she also worked for a sister store in Haslingden at the same time. She was on the Ladies Committee at King Street Working Men’s Club, Accrington, for many years. She was actively involved with the Accrington Sea Cadets Band with her husband, the late Ben, and did much of the administration work.
During the 1950s the couple spent a number of years living in Australia and New Zealand before returning to England.
Mrs Fletcher enjoyed knitting, bingo, travelling, dancing and watching snooker.
She leaves two children, and eight grandchildren.