Michael Taylor (F 50-53).
The well-known Lancashire businessman, Michael Taylor, died in January 2014 in Christies Hospital following a heart attack. He was 78. Following national service, which he spent working as a photographer, he was first employed in that capacity on the staff of the Lancashire Evening Post before developing a career in business. He developed the Pleasure Island complex in St Annes and was the owner of several caravan parks in Fylde. His wife Sandy said: “Michael was a strong, self-made man, direct but kind and helpful with a wicked sense of humour. He campaigned to upgrade the image of the caravan industry and always cared about quality. He said that he never wanted to retire.