Trevor Savage

  • Born: 15 June 1939
  • Died: 20 November 2018

Trevor was born at Bolton General Hospital on June 15th, 1939.
He lived in West Way, Little Hulton, with mum Mary, dad Joe, brothers Jack and Brian and sisters Josie, Anne, Edith and Kathleen.
He attended St Paul’s Peel Junior School, Little Hulton and Birch Road Secondary School, Walkden.
Trevor worked at Sandhole Colliery, near Swinton, on the pit railway, mainly as a ‘fireman’, which he said was his favourite job and gave him a love of steam trains for all his life.
He also worked at Seddons for a spell before starting at Chloride Batteries in Clifton in 1964, until his retirement in 1999.
He married Margaret Robertson at the Congregational Church in Little Lever in 1960 and they settled in Little Lever, where he lived until his death.
Trevor was a keen sportsman.
He played football for Blackpool FC and had a spell on Manchester United’s books after the Munich Air Disaster of 1958.
But his first love was cricket and he played for several clubs in the Bolton League and Association.
They included Walkden, Little Lever, Kearsley and Astley and Tyldesley.
He was captain and professional during his time at Astley and Tyldesley and also played as club professional at East Lancashire Paper Mill.
After he stopped playing cricket, he coached youngsters at Atherton Cricket Club.
Trevor is survived by Margaret and sons Ian and David.
He had four grandchildren - Victoria, aged 28, Jack, 21, Emily, 17 and Ryan, 12.