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Tributes paid to former fruit and veg shop owner from Maghull
Tributes paid to former fruit and veg shop owner from Maghull

Tributes paid to former fruit and veg shop owner from Maghull

Tributes have been paid to a popular member of the Maghull community, who has sadly passed away.Ted Birch died on February 8th at the age of 88-years-old, and his family have thanked locals for their heartfelt messages.He was best known for his fruit and veg shop, on Moorhey Road, which he owned
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