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Mr Roland Hardy, of Newbold, Chesterfield, has passed away at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, aged 89.Born at Sheepbridge, Chesterfield and a lifelong resident of the area, he was an engineering fitter at the Summit Works, Whittington Moor, until it's closure and prior to retirement at the National Coal Board.He was Sheffield Star Walk Winner 1949, represented Great Britain at the Olympics in 1952 and 1956 race walking and in later years enjoyed Crown Green bowling and gardening.The husband of the late Annie, he leaves daughter Denise Francis, four grandsons and six great-grandchildren.The funeral service takes place on 20th June 2016, St John's Church, Newbold, at 1.30pm.Funeral directors: Chas Widdowson & Son, 33 Hazelhurst Lane, Stonegravels, Chesterfield (01246 273935).

Published in Derbyshire Times on June 15, 2016
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