Peter Ward dies, aged 66

A former Sowerby man has died aged 66.

Peter Anthony Ward, pictured, died in hospital Scarborough where he moved in 1985.

He was born, and lived at Thorpe Place, Hubberton, before moving to the Shepherd's Rest Inn – known as the Riggin – in New Barton, Hubberton, in 1954 where his father George was the licencee. The family had the pub for 20 years.

Mr Ward went to St Peter's School, Newlands Primary School and Sowerby Bridge Grammar School and attended Sowerby Congregational Chapel and later Steep Lane Baptist Chapel.

He worked for Whitakers Brewery and William Edleston's Mill in Sowerby Bridge before working for the Prudential Insurance Company.

He married wife Joan in 1967.

Mr Ward is the brother of Mike Ward, of Halifax Actor's Workshop.