Funeral arrangements confirmed for Brian Walker and Kevin Flanagan

Date published: 29 September 2021

The funeral arrangements for lifelong Oldham RLFC supporter Brian Walker, who was on the board of Rugby Oldham Supporters' Trust and was one of the trustees of the Oldham RL Heritage Trust, have been confirmed.

They are as follows:

Holy Trinity Parish Church, Dobcross, Woods Lane, Dobcross, Oldham OL3 5AN on Wednesday, October 6 at 11.30am, then Oldham Crematorium at 1pm, followed by a wake from 1.30pm (all welcome) at The White Hart in Lydgate.

Family flowers only, but if anyone would like to make a donation to Dementia UK please speak to Darren at Wild and Brierley.

The family state that there will be two bouquets with an Oldham RLFC theme plus a third, more traditional bouquet, to go on the coffin.

Meanwhile, Kevin Flanagan's funeral will be the day before Brian's and will be at Oldham Crematorium at 1.30pm on Tuesday, October 5.

Afterwards all are welcome at High Crompton Conservative Club, Salisbury Street, High Crompton, Shaw OL2 7NJ.

Kevin, Terry's elder brother, was a talented, ball-playing forward, who was a real student of the game, a creative thinker, with brilliant hands and vision.

Off the field, he was a true gentleman - a theme that has regularly appeared in the many tributes paid to him.

Kevin had two spells at Watersheddings, either side of a very successful spell with Oldham's neighbours, Rochdale Hornets.

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