Tributes paid to Colne’s ‘Nan’ (81)

LOVING MEMORY: Agnes (Nan) Moulding (S)
LOVING MEMORY: Agnes (Nan) Moulding (S)
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One of the original members of North Valley Residents’ Association has died, aged 81.

Agnes ‘Nan’ Moulding had celebrated 25 years as a committee member in 2013, and had been presented with a lifetime achievement award by the Mayor of Pendle.

North Valley Residents’ Association was formed in 1987 and “Nan” was very much involved with the furnishing of the site, in Birtwistle Avenue. It was officially opened in January 1988, and along with the committee and her very good friend, the late Evelyn Illingworth, she helped select carpets, curtains and seating for the lounge for the elderly.

Paying tribute, chairman of the residents’ association Jim Smart said: “Nan worked tirelessly for the residents’ association being involved in all the activities that took place always being on hand to make tea and coffee, sandwiches.

“Nan was at various times a committee member, secretary and treasurer of the residents’ association.

“At the community centre Nan could be found in the kitchen helping wherever she was needed especially at the sink washing up after the various functions, when we were given a dishwasher to help make it easier,

“Nan complained about being made redundant, [but] we soon found other things to keep Nan’s interest going with card making at which she had many good ideas, the 50plus group, luncheon club, calling bingo, and she really enjoyed the many trips out.

“Nan was also a member of Colne Horticultural Society and enjoyed the twice yearly shows helping out with organising entries and writing the names on winners cards.

“Having suffered an illness and being nursed back to health at Pendleside Hospice, Nan helped raise £425 by holding an afternoon concert and pie and pea supper for their charity. Nan will be missed by all at the community centre.”

“Nan” was fiercely proud of being born in Mauchlin, a small town in the heart of Rabbie Burns country in Ayrshire, Scotland, and she enjoyed going to the Otley Caledonian Society and participating in the Burns Suppers and Scottish activities.

Her funeral took place at St John’s Church. in Albert Road, Colne, yesterday. It was followed by a service at Skipton Crematorium, where “Highland Cathedral” was played.