Family in special appeal for teen’s funeral after quarry death

Family in special appeal for teen’s funeral after quarry death

by Henry James (July 2022)

THE funeral of a teenage boy who died in Dawber Delph quarry in Appley Bridge, will take place on Friday, July 29.

Jamie Lewin, aged 16, from Southport, died following an incident at the abandoned quarry, locally known as East Quarry, on Saturday, July 9.

Police were called at around 9.40pm to a report a boy had entered the water and got into difficulty.

Emergency services attended and following a search the teenager’s body was recovered from the water.

Jamie’s funeral service will take place at St Cuthbert’s Church, Churchtown.

The family say friends of Jamie are welcome to attend and can dress as they wish.

The youngster was passionate about bikes and Jamie’s dad put the following message out through contacts on social media.

He wrote: “We are looking to get together as many bikes, quads, trikes, all types - sports, off road, and choppers, for a young lad’s funeral who was passionate about bikes.

“We will be setting off 11.20am from Brookfields Funeral Care on Shakespeare Street, Southport and stopping at Longacre, PR9 9TB, and then onto St Cuthbert’s Church in Churchtown.

“For any of those that have the patience to wait until the service is complete, we would much appreciate it.

“In addition, if anyone could possibly plan the best route that would great. We want as many bikes as possible.”



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