One of Bolton's oldest residents dies just before her 101st birthday
9:36am Tuesday 5th November 2013 in News
ONE of Bolton's most senior of citizens has died just two days before her 101st birthday.
Sara “Ethel” Hutchinson, was born in Bolton on November 3, 1912, and grew up on Bamber Street, and attended Emmanuel Street School.
After leaving school she went to work at Cannon's Mill as a carder.
It was there that she was seriously injured when she hurt her right leg on a machine.
Aged just 25 the leg became gangrenous and had to be amputated below the knee.
However, Mrs Hutchinson returned to the mill to continue her job.
Mrs Hutchinson, who was known as Ethel, met and married George Jackson, and after he died, she married Joseph Hutchinson.
Initially, Mrs Hutchinson moved to London but came back to Bolton in the 1970s when her father became ill and she looked after him.
For many years she was connected with Melborne Road Methodist Church in Deane.
She died at Mill View Nursing Home on Friday and had no children.
Her niece Susan Taylor said: “She was a lovely lady and used to say that she liked nothing better than a Guinness or sometimes a brandy.
“When she was younger she enjoyed going out for a sing song with her parents to one of the many pubs which were in Derby Street.”
No funeral arrangements have yet been made.
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