I've just had a very sad phone call from my Mum.
Allen, a good friend and colleague of my Mum's at Towneley, and who came to mine and Yorkie's wedding in his Towneley costume, passed away early this morning.
He's been unwell for a while, but would not talk about what was wrong. For a while he disappeared and had Mum and many of this other friends in the area worried, but eventually turned back up not wanting to talk about why he's been away or why he seemed so ill. His religion also meant that he would not seek medical help anyway. As of yet we do not know why he passed away.
I would ask that you take a moment to think of Allen, especially those of you who had the pleasure of meeting him.