BADSEY – DEATH OF MR PENDLEBURY
We record with regret the death of Mr Richard Pendlebury, which took place at his residence, Orchard View, Badsey, on Sunday, after a long and distressing illness, patiently borne. Mr Pendlebury, who was 70 years of age, was a typical north countryman, and had spent the greater part of his life in Manchester, removing to Badsey 17 years ago. By his death the village loses not only one of its best-known characters, but also one of its most highly-respected and kind-hearted residents - one who was always ready to put his hand in his pocket on behalf of a deserving individual or a worthy cause. At one time he represented Badsey on the Evesham Board of Guardians and Rural District Council, and he had also served on the Parish Council. As a churchman he was a most liberal contributor to all church funds. In politics he was a stanch and out-spoken Conservative. Mr Pendlebury had been twice married and leaves three sons and two daughters. The funeral took place at Brooklands Cemetery, Manchester, on Friday afternoon, the Vicar of Badsey officiating.