The other day Sheila and I were invited to Roy Connell’s 70th birthday party and a lovely do it was too in the Derby Arms in Aughton.
But one of those great coincidences of life popped up because amongst the guests was a certain John Kitson who had been a member (and I think Chairman of) Lydiate Parish Council in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.
Roy introduced John to me as an old trade union and work colleague of his because he knew I would also be interested in John’s previous life as a fellow Lydiate Parish Councillor.
John told me that he then lived in Moss Lane, was a member of the Parish Council for 8 years and that he sat within what was then the controlling Ratepayer Group on the Council.
What a small world it is and I was so pleased to meet John and talk about Lydiate in his day. John no longer lives in Lydiate but I am sure we all wish him well in his retirement.