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Thursday, 30 October 2014

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Tributes paid to Barrow father of twins killed in collision on main road

TRIBUTES have poured in for a Barrow father of twins who was killed in a car crash.

Andrew Taylor, 47, of Parkhouse Court, Barrow, died on Wednesday. The Peugeot 307 he was driving collided with a lorry in Foxfield, near Broughton, at 1.30pm.

Mr Taylor, who was affectionately known as “Bomb”, worked as a nuclear industry consultant.

His close friend, Jeff Moses, 49, a coach at Barrow Amateur Boxing Club, described Mr Taylor as a “family man”.

He said: “I have been (Andrew’s) friend for 35 years and we went through school together. We were in the Territorial Army together for 10 years.

“He was one of my best friends – you only have a handful of friends in life and he was one of them.

“He had a brilliant mind and was a really intelligent man. He had proper family values and traditions.”

It is understood Mr Taylor previously lived in Roose and was a former pupil of Thorncliffe School.

According to friends, he was also a regular punter in The Strawberry in Abbey Road.

Darren Herbert, who is the announcer at Barrow AFC, said he was devastated by the loss of his friend.

Mr Herbert said: “(Andrew) loved his wife Jane and their children, and everything he did was for them. He thought the world of them.

“He’d become a really good friend to me in the last few years. He worked out of town quite a bit and we often caught up on the phone. We were out celebrating his birthday just last month.

“He’d be the first to help out a friend in need and was there if you ever needed him.

“They broke the mould when he was born, anyone that knew him will miss him immensely.”

The crash took place between High Cross and Wreaks Level, and Mr Taylor died at the scene despite the efforts of paramedics.

The road re-opened on Wednesday evening after collision investigation officers completed their enquiries.

Cumbria police confirmed Mr Taylor as the casualty yesterday and said the lorry driver, aged 38, from Otterburn, Northumberland, was not injured.

Mr Moses, of Wheatclose Road, Barrow, added: “Andrew will be hugely missed. I had just seen him at the weekend and on Tuesday night. It’s terrible for the family.”

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A true friend, a gentleman, incredibly intelligent and full of fun. Everyone who knew him will feel this loss and will miss him forever. He WAS a legend and has left us all with warm, happy memories. God Bless you Andrew 'Bomb' Taylor, xxx

Posted by Joss on 23 March 2014 at 01:11

THE FINEST GUY YOU COULD EVER WISH TO MEET GOD BLESS BOMB

Posted by alan on 9 March 2014 at 23:32

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