It is with immense sadness that Carlton Brass announce the death of Alan Ritchie. Alan passed away in a tragic boating accident on Wednesday 30th July leaving us all in a state of shock. Our thoughts are with his parents, Walter and Marie, and his family and friends at this most difficult of times. Alan was a dedicated, talented bandsman, having played with many bands in the Midlands over the years. He has only been with Carlton Brass for a short time but has a long association with the organisation, having also played with Nottingham City Transport. He’s also been a much-loved member of both the Foss Dyke Band and Thoresby and is well known throughout the country as a great guy and exceptional musician. He will be sadly missed by us all. The funeral will be on Friday 15th August at 1:15pm at St Michael’s Church, High Street, Waddington. There will be a private family cremation at 2:30. Everyone else should congregate at The Wheatsheaf. Flowers from family only please. Donations in Alan’s memory can be made to Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance or a charity called Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service (LIVES).