Walter Beveridge: [Heath 1944–1949]

Head and shoulders of Walter Beveridge
Walter Beveridge in 2013

Walter was born on to Walter and Elsie Beveridge. He attended Heath Grammar School from 1944 to 1949 from where he got a place at Foregrove Engineering as an apprentice engineer, eventually becoming a chartered engineer and working at a variety of engineering firms in and around Halifax.

As a young man, he was a member of Halifax Harriers and, when he became engaged to Elaine Elliott, he was instructed to come second in one particular race, as the prize was a dining room suite, which is still in their home in Newark.

He married Elaine in March 1959 at Pye Nest Methodist Church and they had two children, Gill and Andrew. In 2008 they moved to Balderton, Newark to be nearer to their daughter Gill.

He died on 30 September 2018 and his funeral was on Thursday 11th October 2018 at Balderton Methodist Church.

Gill Cubitt

Our condolences to his family.