Windley legend dies

A FORMER Belper News correspondent and ex-chairman of Turnditch and Windley Parish Council has died.

Margaret Beardsley, described as a “legend and character of Windley” was aged 88.

She was a correspondent with the News for many years, compiling articles on amateur dramatics in the area, including pantomimes.

Her friend Jean Harrison said: “She was a great asset to the village, attending almost every event.

“She was well known and met many dignitaries including mayors and the Queen.

Mrs Beardsley also served on the committee of Turnditch and Windley Show for more than 50 years..

Mrs Harrison added: “She will be sorely missed.”