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Obit: Carol Chatterley, Swinton Folk Club

Dave the Gnome 23 Jun 12 - 05:02 AM
Dave the Gnome 24 Jun 12 - 04:59 AM
Dave the Gnome 26 Jun 12 - 12:49 PM
Dave the Gnome 30 Jun 12 - 02:02 PM
John J 02 Jul 12 - 04:40 PM
Dave the Gnome 03 Jul 12 - 07:19 AM
GUEST,Lynne Bairsto 03 Jul 12 - 09:31 AM
GUEST,Lynne Bairsto 03 Jul 12 - 09:41 AM
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Subject: Obit: Carol Chatterley, Swinton Folk Club
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 23 Jun 12 - 05:02 AM

I am very sad to announce that after a long illness Carol passed away yesterday.

It is a bit unfair of me to claim Carol for Swinton Folk Club as she was just as well known all over the North West of England performing on her own, with her husband, Steve or with the trio 'Hands in Pockets'. I know she was born in the Liverpool area and, in my memory, lived near both Chorley and Warrington. But it was at Swinton I first met this lovely lady with the voice of an angel and it was there that her and Steve both became club regulars and favourites.

After the formation of Hands in Pockets, along with Jan Cartain and Christine Dunford, who also sadly passed away some years back, Steve and Jan's husband, John began performing together as well. Then, Steve and John joined up with club residents, Dave and Ged, to form the parody named band 'Feet in Mouths'. It was inevitable that the seven of them got together to form super-group, The Hands and Feet Roadshow, who were the core of Swinton Folk Club for a long time.

She was always a perfectionist and was the one who made sure the key was right with a device that I can only describe as a circular mouth organ! Don't get me wrong though - Perfectinist? Yes, serious? No. I can see the twinkle in her eye as I write this now :-) Amongst all the songs I heard her sing, whether solo or with any of the bands and partneships within the one that sticks in my mind most Andy Mitchells haunting 'Calum More'.

If anyone else wants to post more details of Carols life than I know or just their memories feel free to do so. I will post details of the funeral once we know them and in the meanwhile our heartfelt condolonces to Steve and her family as well as the hundreds of friends she had.

Dave.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Carol Chatterley, Swinton Folk Club
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 24 Jun 12 - 04:59 AM

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Subject: RE: Obit: Carol Chatterley, Swinton Folk Club
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 26 Jun 12 - 12:49 PM

Update from John -

Good morning. We've just heard from Steve. Carol's funeral will be at 4-20pm on Monday 2nd July at Walton Leigh Crematorium. Afterwards at Statham Lodge Hotel, Lymm. Steve says bringing instruments is in order. No flowers please.
Instead , any donations to be to High Peak Care Home. He is asking if a platter could be put in the crematorium or failing that we've said that donations in envelopes can be handed to me or Jan. They can also be sent direct to High Peak which is in Croft. I don't have the full address handy.
Please pass this on to anyone you know who knew Carol particularly if you think any email addresses above are out of date.
Steve says he is doing ok at the moment as he is being kept busy. His sister Lesley is staying with him until sometime after the funeral.
He says that the crematorium may not be big enough as it holds 80. What with family, close friends, musicians, school friends, work colleagues, deaf club etc he is hoping that the weather will stay fine as some may be outside !
I'm sorry I don't have a postcode for satnav for either the crematorium or Statham Lodge but expect they can be found on the net.

John


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Subject: RE: Obit: Carol Chatterley, Swinton Folk Club
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 30 Jun 12 - 02:02 PM

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Subject: RE: Obit: Carol Chatterley, Swinton Folk Club
From: John J
Date: 02 Jul 12 - 04:40 PM

Sorry to hear the sad news Dave, there's been too many funerals this year.

It sounds hollow - but it's not: my condolences to Carol's family and friends.

JJ


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Subject: RE: Obit: Carol Chatterley, Swinton Folk Club
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 03 Jul 12 - 07:19 AM

Thanks John - I know it isn't hollow at all.

Apologies to Carol and family for an error I made - She was in fact from Salford, not Liverpool as I said earlier. I was under a mis-apprehension but at least now I feel more correct in claiming her for Swinton :-)

Very good and veru moving ceremony yesterday and a sing at the hotel after bucked everyone up no end.

Cheers

Dave


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Subject: RE: Obit: Carol Chatterley, Swinton Folk Club
From: GUEST,Lynne Bairsto
Date: 03 Jul 12 - 09:31 AM


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Subject: RE: Obit: Carol Chatterley, Swinton Folk Club
From: GUEST,Lynne Bairsto
Date: 03 Jul 12 - 09:41 AM

I attended Carols funeral yesterday together with several of Carols school friends, one friend Lynne coming over especially from North Wales.
Carol was a lovely person both inside and out, it was lovely to see her and catch up when we all went to our class re-unions, Carol and Steve were at my husband and mines 30th wedding anniversary this time last year.
We will all miss her, and send our love to Steve.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Carol Chatterley, Swinton Folk Club
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 03 Jul 12 - 10:53 AM

Will do Lynne - Thanks for the note.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Obit: Carol Chatterley, Swinton Folk Club
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jul 12 - 06:08 PM

I met Carol many years ago at Swinton Folk Club and can honestly say that the first time I heard her sing, I was hooked. She had the most beautiful tone to her voice, and I still get goosebumps when I think of her singing "Calum More".

My thoughts are with Steve and family as I can sadly say, that I do know how they are feeling.

God Bless Carol, you will sing in heaven and the angels will stop and listen to your beautiful voice.

Bernie Wright


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Subject: RE: Obit: Carol Chatterley, Swinton Folk Club
From: GUEST,Steve higgins
Date: 10 Sep 12 - 10:14 AM

Only found out recently that carol had passed away not seen her or steve for years i was so shocked and upset when i found out,such a wonderful person and a fantastic singer , she was the first person i heard singing outside track ,even to this day i can still see her singing it.
Such a sad loss.My condolences to Steve and family
          God bless you Carol


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