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William Alfred Burkinshaw, OH 1944-49

William Burkinshaw, OH 1944-49
William Burkinshaw, OH 1944-49

We were saddened to hear of the death of William Burkinshaw, OH 1944-49.  His brother, Ron wrote the following about his brother:


William Alfred Burkinshaw was born 10th February 1933; he died on 14th February 2022, just 89 years. He started at Hymers when he was eleven years old. When Bill left school he started work for British Gas (if that was the name then) at the Bankside works in Hull, in the laboratory there. When the country converted to natural gas he transferred to the gas terminal at Easington, were he worked until he retired, becoming the terminal manager.

Bill never married.  He was keen on sports and played cricket for the gas board, then rugby union for Withernsea, and then was very keen on golf. In his younger days he enjoyed walking. He also enjoyed playing cards at the local bridge club.

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