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Tuesday, 07 July 2015

Cumbria coast road crash - family pays tribute to a 'friend to everyone'

THE family of a 76-year-old man who died after being hit by a car along the Barrow to Ulverston coast road on Saturday has paid tribute to a ‘friend to everyone.’

Henry Morphet, of Bardsea, was hit by a red Vauxhall Corsa travelling northbound towards Ulverston at 9.50am.

His family said: “Henry was a friend to everyone; his family, a wide circle of friends as well as the local and farming community.

“With his wife Eileen, they farmed at Ingleton and then Swarthmoor, before Henry then took over a milk round, moving to Meeting House Lane in Ulverston and then to Bardsea, where they later retired, making many new friends and helping out at the Olde Mill.

“Henry's passions were keeping his fabulous garden at Bardsea and visiting the length and breadth of Britain on their many coach holidays.

“Henry, as well as being a loyal and dedicated husband to much loved Eileen and brother to his sister Barbara, was a wonderful dad, grandad and great granddad. He was immensely proud of his three children, Frank, Amanda and Katrina, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was an extremely popular personality and was blessed with a great sense of humour and positive outlook on life.”

The driver of the car, a 22 year old woman from Ulverston area was uninjured.

The road was closed for five hours while officers from Cumbria Constabulary Roads Policing Unit conducted collision investigation work.

Anyone who has any information they feel may be relevant to this investigation is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and asked to speak to PC 1998 Mike Bolton at Ulverston Roads Policing Unit.

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Sue, read the article correctly, the old gentleman was a pedestrian, a young lass was driving the car. age is definitely not a contributing factor her. I suggest you keep your comments to yourself in future.

Posted by #annoyedatsue on 17 July 2013 at 20:05

Sincere condolences to all the Morphet family, a tragedy, such a lovely kind man, must also spare a thought for the driver too 'til the investigation is over, we can all make errors of judgement and most of the time we get away with them. RIP

Posted by Catherine Thompson on 16 July 2013 at 18:59

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