Archive - March 2009
4th January 2005, David
began a session of voice
recordings with Cowling
History Group Moonrakers.
David personally was
recorded on to 2 CD's on
his own and also did 2
more with another local
man Norman R Binns.
David had a unique way
of telling tales of the
village in its native
dialect, something that
is now very rare but
thankfully captured for
posterity by Moonrakers
for future generations.
Sadly David passed away
on the 14th of March
2009, aged 83 years old.
As a memorial to David,
Moonrakers have kindly
given permission to
Cowlingweb to put both
CD 1 & 2 on the website
for anyone in the world
to listen to or
David was a real
gentleman and although
no longer with us he
will always be
remembered for his deep
love of the people and
the history of Cowling.
Cowling Cricket Club tribute to David
Bob Richardson (Secretary). Received
|Cowling Cricket Club
has lost a great friend and stalwart
supporter, with the passing of our
President David Hoyle. David has been
associated with the Cricket Club for
around seventy years and he has always
been deeply involved in the welfare of
the club. After the Second World War,
David and a few others were instrumental
in reviving the cricket club and laying
sound foundations for the club and
ground which we have today.
As a trustee he was responsible for the
building and financing of the new
pavillion and changing rooms and the
laying of a road down to the new
He played cricket at Cowling for many
years, batting and bowling slow right
arm. For some years he was the Captain,
and in his time as a player the club won
both cup and league honours. When his
playing days were over, he served on the
Committee and guided the club forward
using his contacts, experience and
common sense. Over the years he helped
raise a lot of money for the development
of cricket in Cowling, the latest being
selling the watercolour ( which he
painted and gave to our club ) of
cricket at Cowling and the sale of fifty
prints. This contribution ensured that
the new garage and scorebox was built in
He supported the club keenly, rarely
missing a home game. He always had time
for a chat with players and spectators,
offering words of wit and humour (and
David's contribution to the Cricket Club
is immeasurable. He cannot be replaced,
but we will always remember his support,
his wise words at Committee meetings,
his wit, and his deep love of cricket.
All involved at the Cricket Club will
miss him tremendously.
David sitting alongside his great friend
Alec Starkey at a game at Barrowford
|David Hoyle's Funeral
will take place on Thursday 26th March
at 10.30 am.
St. Andrews Methodist Church
Mark Barnes - Chairman Of Cowling
Moonrakers History Group. Received
|Moonrakers would like
to express their great sadness at the
death of David Hoyle. David was a key,
vital member of our group. He had an
important contributor to the 1980 book,
“Cowling a Moorland Parish” – the first
reference for all Cowling history. He
was a keen local historian and great
storyteller, amongst his many other
talents and interests. David was a
wonderful inspiration to our younger
members, always encouraging,
appreciating and setting a fine role
model. His local history legacy will
live on in the book and the vivid,
vastly entertaining, living history CD’s
he recorded. David was a gentleman, who
lived a long life to the full, giving
his time to various aspects of village
life. Cowling can be very proud of such
|Clerk to Cowling
Cowling Parish council. Received
Council is seeking applications for the
post of clerk.
the salary will be on the National
Clerks pay scale, starting at a suitable
increment and will increase following a
probationary period and training, the
hours involved will be seven per week.
For further details contact chairman
Alan Perrow , Tel nr 01535 631547 or
Chris Carter on 01535 631348 .
Applications should be received by Tue 24th March and interviews will be
|It is with great
sadness we inform you of the death of
David W. Hoyle, husband of the late
Vera, and formerly of Cowling, Foulridge
and lately Townend Close, Glusburn.
David W. Hoyle
June 1925 - March
was a Joiner, undertaker, cricketer,
Cowling Parish Councillor, singer,
amateur actor, local historian, and well
respected artist with many of his
wonderful pictures can be seen on the
Moonrakers - Cowling History site.
David has given freely of his local
knowledge and all his photographs for
our web sites, and has always encouraged
the young to get involved when it came
to Cowling History. He has bravely
accepted the many tragedies life has
thrown at him, and will be greatly
missed by all who knew him.
Joan M. Tindale. - Cowling Historian
& Parish Councillor.
David never really
understood the concept of what a website
was but that never stopped him from
showing his support and help!
On many occasions David would say to me
"It is good that you young people are
showing interest in the history of this
village" and every time I would point
out that if it was not for people like
him I personally would understand a lot
less and would never have known about many
In life we meet people who make a long
lasting impression and I am proud and
feel privileged to say David Hoyle is
one of those people who will forever
leave a lasting impression on me.
Mark Wilson. - Owner & Webmaster for
Poll Results for - Is
Affordable Housing Needed In Cowling?
|As many visitors to
the website will have noticed we put up
a poll on the Saturday 28th Feb.
Thank you to all who took part in
The results were.