Tributes to Cleveleys solicitor

Leonard Haworth
Leonard Haworth

Tributes have been paid to a well-liked solicitor and sailor.

Leonard Alfred Haworth died after a short illness, aged 93.

He had dedicated his life to his family’s legal firm, sailing and Cleveleys Round Table, after doing his bit for the war effort as a young man.

Mr Haworth, from Cleveleys, attended Baines Grammar School as a boy, through which he met his wife of 69 years, Jean, now 92.

After returning from service with the RAF in the Second World War, Mr Haworth continued the law firm his father had established in Cleveleys, Haworth Brotherton Solicitors.

It is now run by his own sons Christopher, 67, and Timothy, 66.

Timothy said: “He’d still wander in here to tell us how to do it.”

Having flown with the RAF, Mr Haworth decided to take up sailing, joining Blackpool and Fleetwood Yacht Club and later taking up roles as captain, commodore and president of the Skippool club.

In 1946, Mr Haworth also became one of the founding members of Cleveleys Round Table.

Mr Haworth, who died on April 21, will be remembered at a service at Christ Church, in Thornton, at 11am tomorrow.