Alan Egginton

EGGINTON Alan The man who walked. Passed away 12th November 2020 aged 80. A good man, ex Royal Navy. He asked for very little in life, but enjoyed all the wonders of the countryside and nature, he made Thornton Rust his home for the last 11 years and required nothing more. A Legend. So sadly missed by his sister Avril and all close family and friends. See you down in Rio dear brother, love always from little sister Kidda xx


  • Hazel Ward

    My gorgeous Uncley Alan.. I still like to imagine he’s up at his home in Thornton Rust, walking across those hills. That way I don’t have to believe he’s gone. He was one of a kind and had lived a fascinating life in the navy. But he was stolen from us far too soon, the price he paid for that time in the navy. But what he has left behind is a never ending amount of special memories and very quotable expressions! Love always, Babe xx
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  • Anna McCall

    My lovely Uncle Alan.. miss you dearly. The whole family do. Remembering you for all those times you showed me how to feed the birds when I was little and used to pretend the wooden trailer in the yard was a rollercoaster as you shook it backwards and forwards with me and cousin Kirst in the back. Then inside for Schweppes lemonade from the glass bottle! Thank you for those memories. Love ya Great Uncle Alan x
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  • Leigh Sayers

    The man who lived on his own will be missed by so many. I met you twice but feel I know you well. See you up at Gayle Ing Alan.
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  • Ali111

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    Uncle Alan. He nurtured in me a love of walking and the outdoors in general. He leaves me that. I remember, as a kid, long (well, relatively speaking for my little legs) walks along the beck through Saltersgill, and, when I was a little older, bike rides too- up towards Longlands. Although he leaves us all sooner than he might have, it’s a comfort to know he enjoyed his later years surrounded by the countryside he cared so much for. The Dales are poorer for the lack of him, but we are richer for the memories he leaves us.
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