Weʼve raised £745 to help fund an inscribed memorial bench in memory of Denis Pye at the Clarion Teahouse in Roughlee, Lancs
- Roughlee, Nelson, UK
- Funded on Friday, 15th February 2019
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Denis Pye, who died earlier this year, was a lifelong socialist and central figure in the recent history of Bolton Socialist Club. Without Denis's undiminished commitment the club would almost certainly have ceased to exist. Denis was also a historian and author with a vast knowledge of political struggle, particularly in Bolton and the North West. He was the author of "A History of Bolton Socialist Club" and "Fellowship is Life - the story of the National Clarion Cycling Club," which is the seminal reference text for this organisation. Denis himself was a great cyclist and frequent visitor to the Clarion Tearoom at Roughlee, and a memorial bench in the grounds would thus make a fitting tribute to the memory of our great comrade. Any surplus raised will be donated to a charity of his wife Wendy's choosing.
- 2 years ago
Chris Chilton2 years ago
Wow! 82% of the money needed for Denis's memorial bench has been reached. Together with donations made directly to the fund we have easily exceeded the target. Many thanks for your generosity. The bench will be located at the Clarion Tea House in Roughlea. A dedicatory ceremony will take place on May12th 2019. Transport will be available free of charge to to take people to the venue. (More details to follow nearer to the time.) We hope you'll be able to get along to it. Once again, many thanks for your wonderful generosity.
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Dec 15, 2018
It was reading "Fellowship is Life" that led me to join the National Clarion Cycling Club.
Dec 5, 2018
Good luck with raising the money for the bench, in memory of Denis. X
Dec 4, 2018
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Nov 17, 2018
I first met Denis and Wendy at Tolpuddle and excitedly told them about my plans to move to Bolton. I'm very sad not to have gotten to know Denis; but still I'm very glad to have met Wendy, thank you.
Nov 12, 2018
RIP Dennis Pye. When I was a kid, I literally thought that he and Wendy lived at Bolton Socialist Club.
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