A fitting farewell to a man of music

MUSIC MAN Lyndon Wilkinson.

MUSIC MAN Lyndon Wilkinson.

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In death as in life, music surrounded Lyndon Wilkinson.

Hundreds of voices united in song at Batley Central Methodist Church for a rousing send-off for Mr Wilkinson, a man who was known throughout the area and beyond for his wonderful deep bass voice.

Born into a musical family in Ossett, he moved to Dewsbury as a boy and sang his first solo as a soprano at Westborough Methodist Church. Mr Wilkinson, who died aged 83, was blessed with a strong, resonant bass voice that had a special quality that all who heard him never forgot. He entered many music festivals and often swept the board, bringing home many certificates and trophies, including at the Mrs Sunderland Music Festival in Huddersfield.

 

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