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It is with sadness that we have learned of the death of Fred Foster at the age of 96. He passed away on the 6th February in the cottage in which he was born in Great Broughton.

Fred was a founder member of our group and served on the first committee. He was a great supporter of all things to do with our villages.

He lead efforts to replace the two schools in Broughton and Kirkby, which at the time were in old buildings where they had been for over a century, resulting in the building of new single school for both villages in 1973. He was also closely involved in the major refurbishment of Great Broughton Village Hall and performed the opening ceremony in 2002.


Fred was a lovely man, well liked and respected in the village and will be much missed.


Several years ago, we recorded Fred talking about his life and you can listen to it here.


Fred Foster - 1922 to 2018