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Farmer’s memories help raise £1,000 for hospice

Lucy Marsden, Fundraising Manager at Blythe House Hospice, with Geoff Morten and Louise Shuker. Photo contributed.

Lucy Marsden, Fundraising Manager at Blythe House Hospice, with Geoff Morten and Louise Shuker. Photo contributed.

Sales of a book penned by a 92-year-old Peak farmer have raised £1,000 for Blythe House Hospice.

In ‘When The Elephants Came To Whaley Bridge’, Geoff Morten shares his memories of Whaley Bridge in the 1930s.

A spokesperson for the Chapel-en-le-Frith hospice said: “As he had lived above one of Blythe House Hospice’s shops in Whaley Bridge as a child, Geoff very generously decided that it seemed only fitting that all profits from the book’s sales were donated to the hospice.”

Copies are available from the hospice, or call 01298 815388.

A second book will cover Geoff’s farming experiences and memories of the local area from around 1945 onwards.

Geoff thanked Judy Brown for her help in transcribing both books.

 

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