Plaque unveiled in memory of ‘Charlie’

Midge Parker and Pearl Tye with the plaques.
Midge Parker and Pearl Tye with the plaques.

A commemorative plaque has been unveiled in memory of a popular Pocklington resident who died last year.

Residents who knew and loved ‘Charlie’ (Harold Henry) Ross clubbed together to pay for a plaque to be placed on a memorial stone at Canal Head in Pocklington.

The plaque in memory of Charlie Ross.

The plaque in memory of Charlie Ross.

Volunteers at the Sue Ryder store in Pocklington collected for the plaque in memory of Charlie, and local residents donated £150 towards it.

One of the volunteers, Midge Parker, said “everyone knew” Charlie, who lived on Scaife Garth. She added: “He was such a generous and lovely man.

“A lot of people in Pocklington were happy to give money towards the plaque.”

The memorial stone has another plaque fixed to it, which Charlie paid for and had erected at Canal Head. This plaque is for the crew who died on board a Lancaster bomber which crashed at Canal Head in 1943.