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William John Slatter, February 8, 1927-November 3, 2015

WILLIAM SLATTER (known as Bill) died at home on November 3, aged 88.

WILLIAM SLATTER (known as Bill) died at home on November 3, aged 88.

Bill was born and brought up in his beloved Henley, the only son of Ted and Violet.

His schooling included Greys Road Infant School, Trinity School and the National School in Greys Hill.

He left school at the age of 14 to start employment as an apprentice carpenter and joiner at Waldens, where he remained for 20 years before working for Sidney Green’s.

In 1948 Bill married Jean who had come to Henley following her evacuation from London during the Second World War. They were married at St Mary’s Church.

They lived most of their married life in Niagara Road, Henley, before moving in 1994 after Bill retired from the Henley Brewery.

They had one child, Caroline, who was born in Henley, two grandchildren, Paul and Ian, and four great grandchildren, Georgia, Thea, Jack and Max.

Bill was a member of Henley Conservative Club and in the mid-Seventies, together with Jean, was the club steward when it was in Reading Road and then Queen Street. Bill was a keen bowler and from 1967 was a proud member of Henley Bowling Club, although in recent times he had to limit his attendance to watching others enjoy the sport.

He loved playing whist and joined in at the weekly events run during the winter months at the bowling club.

He was also a keen cricket follower and supporter of his favourite county team, Yorkshire, a county he and Jean visited and enjoyed.

Bill’s family are most grateful for the help and support provided by Dr Andy Ciecierski and the district nurses at Emmer Green Surgery.

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