View Full Version : Norman Ashcroft 1919 - 2009 R.I.P.
Recieved some very sad news today that Norman Ashcroft passed away on Monday at Llandudno General Hospital.
Norman was principal cornet with the Fairey band for 17 years before being succeeded by Phillip McCann in 1967.
Details regarding funeral arrangements will be posted as soon as possible.
Funeral arrangement have been confirmed as taking place at Llandudno Crematorium at 2.00pm on the 17th July.
Family flowers only, but donations to a named musical charity will be announced.
Norman was a lovely gentleman and I thoroughly enjoyed my years of going to his house for lessons.
He will be missed.
I only knew of the gentleman, but heard many stories from friends and its obvious he was well respected in the movement . Always sad to lose such a well thought of member. R.I.P Mr Ashcroft.
I have a good memory of Norman playing Nightfall in Camp at Fort Erie, Ontario with Fairey's. The setting was in the ruins of the fort and was part of the Black Dyke, GUS, Fairey, and CWS Manchester Bands visit to Ontario some 30 years ago.
I have very fond memories of Mr Ashcroft who was my peri for about 3 years when I was at school. He was a real gentleman and a great role model. He could reduce me to tears, but when I would ask him why he was so "mean" to me and so lenient on other pupils, he would reply "because I know you can do it Helen". He inspired me to try so hard and I'll be forever grateful.
RIP Mr Ashcroft.
Norman Ashcroft's Funeral.
Cemetery is called: Bron-Y-Nant Crematorium, Dinerth Road, RHOS ON SEA,, LL28 4YN, Tel 01492 547235.
You get to it off the A56 going EAST by leaving at Jct 20. Go on to Conway Road A547 and continue in the direction of Llandudno. Turn right off this road onto Dinerth Road which goes under the A56. The crematorium is on Dinarth Rd about 0.5 miles on from where you go under the A56.
Always sad when someone like Norman Ashcroft dies. I hope he is at peace now RIP
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