Former Pendle Council chief dies

Lloyd Carradice
Lloyd Carradice
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ONE of Pendle’s most respected ex-council chiefs who retired in 1982 has died at the age of 89.

Mr Lloyd Carradice was a popular and capable borough treasurer who worked in local government for more than four decades. His funeral takes place at Burnley Crematorium on Friday at 1-40 p.m.

Mr Carradice, of Halifax Road, Nelson, was also involved with Colne Golf Club over many years - he had served as treasurer, captain and president. He was also a keen countryside photographer and helped produce Pendle Council calendar over many years.

Mr Carradice was the son of Mr Dan Carradice, an Independent Labour Party member and Socialist.

Born in 1922, in the 1930s he attended Nelson Secondary School, which later became the town’s grammar school. In 1939, he joined Nelson Borough Council as a junior clerk. He later became chief accountant then spent 17 years as the council’s deputy treasurer and, in 1972, was promoted to borough treasurer.

When Nelson Council and others were replaced by Pendle Council in 1974, Mr Carradice became the new district council’s treasury chief and, when it became a borough two years later, was borough treasurer. It was a role he held until he retired in 1982.

The council took the decision to name two new streets after him in Nelson - Lloyd Close and Carradice Close. And Coun. Tony Greaves, who was on the council 30 years ago, paid tribute to the work of Mr Carradice. As he retired, Coun. Greaves said: “It is of lasting value to Pendle that Lloyd Carradice decided to stay in the area where he was born and bred.”

Mr Carradice was also involved in Nelson Agricultural Show for 25 years, as well as the Walton Charity cottages in Townhouse Road and Broadway Place, Nelson.

He was the founder captain of the council-founded Marsden Park Golf Club, Nelson, and was president for several years. He had also played cricket in his younger days with Nelson Grammar School Old Boys and table tennis for his town.

Mr Stephen Barnes, Pendle Council’s chief executive, said: “He was a top-notch borough treasurer and accountant and a man of conscience and principle who served Nelson’s and Pendle’s councils to an extremely high professional standard.

“He helped lay the foundations of high ethical and financially-sound Local Government which Pendle maintains to the present day. He also played major parts in the development of Pendle’s Housing and Economic Development Strategy in those times.

“He will be a great loss to our community and be remembered as a real gentleman and excellent Local Government Chief Officer with a long and distinguished career.”

Mr Carradice leaves his daughter - teacher Anne Edwards - and grandsons Philip (29) and David (27).