Death of Jim Hindle – funeral details

Our member Jim Hindle died unexpectedly on 27th July whilst recovering from hospital treatment.

The funeral – here is a message from the family –

His Funeral Service is at 10:45am Monday 16th August at All Saints Church, Padiham Road, Burnley, BB12 6PB – followed by short Cremation Service at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA . Family Flowers only please. Rather than having a gathering afterwards, in Memory of Jim please donate a moment of your time to help others and remember Jim kindly. Thank you.
Please note that anyone wishing to come to the funeral should avoid coming through Padiham as the road is closed for building work. Arriving East or west on the M65 it might be easiest to come off at Junction 10 and follow signs to Padiham. If travelling in from Colne once off the motorway, you have to take a left, go fully round the first roundabout then it’s the second exit on the second roundabout. If coming from Preston it would be the second exit on the first roundabout. The church on the right is opposite the George IV Pub on the left by the traffic lights. Please note the church has street parking only. The nearest railway station is Rose Grove. Please allow yourself approximately 20 / 30 minutes to walk to the church.

For many years his lifetime of engineering knowledge and experience has been invaluable to the success of the Trust’s projects, as well as to the Worth Valley Railway.
Fortunately he was always keen to encourage others and pass on his knowledge under his guidance and supervision, the photo shows an example where Dan Winters was involved in making replacement brake rigging for Bogie Brake 1474 under Jim’s guidance.

A wreath was carried on the Worth Valley Vintage Train loco on 31st July (see photo above) and on 752/51456 on the East Lancashire Railway service on 1st August.