Frank Foster's funeral in Barrow on Friday, January 3

The funeral of former Oldham forward and Barrow coach Frank Foster will be on Friday, January 3 at St George’s Church, Barrow at noon, followed by committal at Thorncliffe Crematorium at 1pm with a reception afterwards at Roose Conservative Men’s Club from 1.30pm.

The relevant postcodes are are as follows: St George’s Church, LA14 2JJ; Crematorium, LA14 5PD; Roose Conservative Men’s Club, LA13 0BE.

Full details with directions are given on the link below.

All inquiries to George Hall and Sons, Funeral Directors, Barrow. tel: 01229 820514 or 01229 808044. Family flowers only with donations to the Alzheimers Society.

Two days after the funeral Barrow and Oldham meet in a pre-season warm-up game at Craven Park (2pm) which is sure to be a poignant occasion, given Frank’s connections with both clubs.

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