by PCW ~, 20 October 2008
Billy Burton, past manager of Penwyllt quarry passed away last Wednesday after a long illness.
For those who did not know Bill, his family were the last residents at Powell St and lived in "Married Quarters" for a period after the club purchased the cottages - paying SWCC rent, before moving to the bungalow, Hill Crest, at the top of Penwyllt hill in the late 60's.
Bill was a good friend of the club through some difficult periods, such as when we were objecting to quarry expansion whilst he was still the manager, and will be remembered fondly by many older members. Bill's mother, known as 'Old Mrs Burton', lived in the now demolished Kershaw Terrace for several years after Bill moved out of Powell St.
The funeral will take place at Callwen Church, Glantawe on Thursday 23 October at 2pm. The family has requested family flowers only. Donations may be made to Ystradgynlias District Nurses via the funeral director Winford Thomas, 61 Commercial St, Ystalyfera, SA9 2HU tel. 01639 842422
Bill would have been 85 today, Oct 20, and we pass our condolences to his wife Betty and daughter Diane.
. . from Jopo