Obituary: Edward Charlesworth Gledhill

. EMN-161224-122352001
. EMN-161224-122352001

The funeral service of former De Aston teacher Edward Charlesworth Gledhill, 88, of Market Rasen, was held in the parish church.

The Rev Stephen Johnson officiated at the service and arrangements were by J Marshall.

Born in Stockport, Ted taught at De aston School in Market Rasen from 1950 to 1989 as head of modern languages and head of Witham House.

Ted was a member of St Thomas’ Church in Market Rasen, and was previously its organist. He was also a long-time member of Market Rasen Choral Society.

One of Ted’s biggest achievements for the town was the promotion of town twinning. In 1975, he began school exchanges from De Aston with schools in Mamers, France.

This became a formal town twinning link in 1988, with the first official visit taking place the following year, with a coach full of friends and some from Market Rasen Choral Society.

Family mourners were: Mark and Dan Gledhill (sons); Rachael Eades (sister-in-law); Sue Gledhill (daughter-in-law, married to Mark); Sally Eades, William Eades, Sian Cork (also rep Victoria Arrowsmith, niece; nephews and nieces).

Friends at the service were: Chris Middleton; Jenny Goulsbra; Lee Smith; David Radwell; Simon Cole; Mr and Mrs J Elliott (also rep Mrs Trish West); John and Shelia Lamming (also rep Mr Phil and Mrs Liz Jones and also David and Tricia Neal); Wilf and Sue Johnson (also rep Brian and Jean Marshall); Ruth Andrews; Gail Dennis; Robert Valerie; Stephen Wright; Mr and Mrs M Melbourne (also rep Charlotte Duncolmbe); Mal Jones (also rep Ann Jones, David Inkpin); Ken Parrott; Michael Burgess (also rep Jan Burgess and also Sam and Kate); Jane Young; Dave Johnson (also rep Peter Dalton); Elizabeth Hildred; Stuart Britton; Ron Myland; Sandra Myland (also rep Kate and Adam Holvey); Hilary Margets; Karen Gramson; Owen Parsons; Lloyd Hughes; Jo Johnston; Graham Paterson; Thea and Ian Hogg; Councillor Mr and Mrs J McNeil; Geoff Cooper; Sharon Lloyd; Derek Grayson; Josie Grayson; Tim Gramson (also rep De Aston School); Mike Taylor; Mr and Mrs Nick Would; Mr and Mrs N Palmer (also rep Becky Palmer); Rosemary Walker; Marie Holmes; Dee Majkowski; David Mason (also rep Robert Young); David Eglin; Captain David Tall (also rep Com J Tall); G Smith; A Davis (also rep Choral Society); Christine Wright; Louise Heslington (also rep Nettleton Manor); Tony Neal; David Paul; Steph Turner; R Smart; Mrs B Shedden (also rep Mr I Shedden, Mr and Mrs T P Hartle); Stella Gray (also rep Cyril Gray); Mr and Mrs T Bradford (also rep Georges Choplin); J Shaw (also rep D shaw); Isobel Wilson (also rep Wilson family); Eva Drydon (also rep Eric Drydon); John Fisher; Mrs M Etchell (also rep Mrs M Green); Mr D Woodcock; Mr R Brewis (also rep Lesley Brewis); Mr M Jones; Jean Johnson (also rep Johnson family); Audrey Ward (also rep Alison and Jacqui); Mr D Evans; Marcus Stead; Liz Carr (also rep Rev Canon John Carr); Elizabeth Williams; Mrs A Riddell (also rep Denis and Market Rasen Twinning Association); Tony Parkinson; Michael Cartwright; David and Dorothy Pymer; Rosalind Boyce; Geoff Goddard; Cathy Turner; Julie Taylor (also rep Neil Taylor); Geoff Taylor (also rep Glenda, Richard and Rachael); Midge Thomas (also rep Roy Thomas; June and Ron Hall); Mike Landy; Mr E Coleman; Graham Bird; Peter Grayson (also rep Tony Grayson); M and G Rollinson (also rep Mr D Rollinson); Chris Dickinson (also rep De Aston School); Mr R Bradford; Mr and Mrs T Bradford; Mr J Staves (also rep Market Rasen Rugby Club); Nigel Douglas; J Cottingham; Ivor Davey (also rep Pamala and Jennifer Davey); Mr J Fox (also rep Fox family); Jean Dodds; Gerald and Evelyn Richardson; Rhona Sheppard; Mr and Mrs Hiley.