Sad news of the death of Jean Bolton recently. Alan, a previous contributor to this blog sent these words, with the family announcement below. The funeral is to be held at Lichfield Cathedral on Monday 18th November at 10.30am.
“Jean was a local hero and as a driving force in the Lichfield CTC Group that met by the then Arts Centre by Stowe Pool at ten sharp without fail on Sundays until its demise and incorporation into the North Birmingham Branch. She was a serious cyclist who helped me get back into cycling in the 80’s and seeing her riding by my house three years ago was a reason I started again – together with the Grandchildren of course. I hope to join the ride on the 18th to pay my respects to Jean and perhaps for me to find out more about a key figure in Lichfield’s cycling heritage.”
BOLTON JEAN (Nee Bellfield) Inspirational Woman, Mother, Grandmother and Friend. Died peacefully at St Giles Hospice, on 28th October 2013. Happily Cycling until the last 8 weeks of her life. Not bad for nearly 85. A Celebration of her life to he held locally. All Cyclists are invited to escort Jean’s Funeral Cortege on their bikes to Stychbrook Cemetery, following the service. Lycra and Club Colours welcomed. Elevenses following internment at the Cemetery. All Welcome. Flowers or a donation to St Giles Hospice would be welcome