George Herbert ‘Bert’ Pinchbeck

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GEORGE Herbert ‘Bert’ Pinchbeck, of Skegness, died recently at his home aged 86.

Mr Pinchbeck was born in Welham Street, Grantham, and was the elder son of Jim and Nell Pinchbeck.

He won a scholarship to Grantham King’s School and on leaving worked in the offices of Bjorlows.

He worked there for nearly 30 years, with only a break for wartime services with the Royal Corps of Signals.

There he met his future wife Barbara, and this year they were due to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary.

They had two children, Susan and Alan.

In the 1960s, the couple took over the mobile grocery business formerly run by Barbara’s father, Joe Blackmore, which operated in the Queensway area.

They had also operated the mobile canteen in Wyndham Park at weekends.

Bert was a keen darts player in his early days, turning out for the Beehive and Spotted Cow.

He played bowls for Bjorlows, and was a keen angler throughout his life.

The funeral service was conducted by Pastor Colin Bowden, at Alford Crematorium, followed by a service at Burgh le Marsh Baptist Church.