Obituary: Stanley Bellamy

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Stanley Bellamy

THE funeral of Stanley Bellamy, of New Road, Ryhall, took place at St John the Evangelist Church, Ryhall.

Stan, who died at Peterborough City Hospital, was born at Coalville Cottages, Stamford, the only child of Hilda and Arthur Bellamy. The family later moved to Essex Road, Stamford in the early 1930s. He was educated at Stamford School.

Stan joined Lister Blackstone, diesel engineering company in Stamford, where he found he had a flair for mechanical equipment. Towards the end of the second world war he enlisted with the Signals and it was during this time he met his future wife Sheila, who worked at the war department, in Droitwich. On his demobilisation he returned to Blackstones and sometime later married Sheila. In 1957 they moved to New Road Ryhall, where they made many good friends.

Stan developed his career at Blackstones in the drawing office, where he was notably involved in both engine and marine gearbox design work. He took early retirement in 1988 allowing him and Sheila to enjoy their love of English Setters and the countryside. They went off whenever possible in their small trailer tent, the setter always with them and during these trips they met many new friends from different parts of the country.

Family mourners included: Jean Bell, Andrew Bell, Judith and Jill Chapple, Susan Harper, Pamela Drummond, Jane and Gary Hayball, Richard and Stephen Griffiths, Janet and John Raynor, Margaret Wilson and David, Jeanne Beever, Alison Wilson, Keeble Dean, John Dean.

Sympathisers included: Mrs Audrey Marchant, Alan Patrick, Ian and E MacGillivray (representing David and Margaret Seamer, John and Mavis Wilson), Mrs R Chappell (Mr D Chappell), Allan Baxter, Kathleen and Alan Beckinsale (Ralph and Barbara, Frank and Grace), Mr and Mrs H Rigby, Marian Taylor, Ken Popple (Stamford RUFC), Jonathan Scott (Sue, Joshua and Katie), Peter and Chris Scott, James Greenfield, Richard Perkins, Mr and Mrs G Perkins (Andrew Perkins), Howard and Lynda Davis, Martin Woods, Andrew Shawyer, Elaine Shawyer, Walter and Dorothy Bunney, Maura and Michael Craig, Mary Ludlow (Peter Ludlow), Gill and Roger Douglas, Len and Doreen Laybourn (Julian and Ashley Laybourn), Ann Fenn, Neil Greenfield, Robin and Judith Fenn, Nina Atkins (Ron Atkins), Mrs Win Peck (family), Jean and Alan Dawson, Sandy Collins, David and Ann Harrison, Joyce and Terry Burrows (Vic Lambert).