It is with great sadness the League has been informed of the passing of Roland Holt.
Players who have competed in the Blackburn Badminton League for many years will remember Roland, he was a very talented player with a fantastic personality.
He will be missed.
Roland Holt – Obituary
Roland sadly passed away in Royal Blackburn Hospital on Sunday 8th January at the age of 73.
Devoted husband of Pauline and loving father to Daniel, Andrew and Amanda. Treasured by his family and much admired and respected by all his friends.
Roland began his career at Howard and Bullough in Accrington. He went on to run his own electrical and building services company before returning to full time education and obtaining a degree in electronic engineering at the age of 40. This allowed him to pursue his dream of travelling the world working as a field engineer. Finally, from 2002 – 2007 he was landlord of the Old House at Home pub in Rawtenstall.
He was a talented badminton player and played competitively in the top divisions of the Accrington, Blackburn, Manchester and Rossendale leagues for approximately 30 years, winning many trophies along the way.
The funeral will be held at Goodshaw Baptist Church, Burnley Road Crawshawbooth, BB4 8BS at 1pm, Tuesday 24th January, followed by interment at Rawtenstall cemetery and a celebration of life at Rawtenstall Cricket Club.
Family flowers only – Donations gratefully received to Alzheimer’s Research UK using the following justgiving.com web page.