Founder member of badminton club dies
9:36am Friday 16th August 2013 in News
A BADMINTON stalwart who helped run the Bolton League for more than 30 years has died.
The Bolton-born metallurgist worked at local companies including Walmsley’s and Metal Box.
He started playing badminton 40 years ago and was a founder member of Lostock and Chew Moor badminton club, which later merged with the David Lloyd sports and fitness centre.
Ill-health forced him to give up playing 12 years ago, but he was already involved with the organisation of the large local league and continued to be a thorough and helpful match secretary.
He always ensured the top sections ran smoothly and was known to club officials as a conscientious and fair official until he retired from the role two years ago.
League president Ray Schofield said that Mr Crompton had been known for his strict adherence to the rules “but he was also fair and always willing to give advice. He was a very approachable person and gave sterling service to the League.”
Mr Crompton leaves his wife, Irene, son Steven and twin grandchildren Hannah and Samuel as well as a sister, Elizabeth.
The funeral was held this week at Overdale when the West Chapel was packed with mourners, including many past and present players and club secretaries who had appreciated Mr Crompton’s help and dedication.
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