I received the news from his son at the week end that Les Taylor had passed away last week.
A fine angler of his generation and a former Severn record holder for many years, a member of Old Hill Labour AC and Broadwaters. Despite his record of match wins on the swimfeeder on the Severn and occasionally on the Trent, he was also a master on the stick float, which was quite often overlooked. A character to the end and widely known to be "as tight as a ducks arse " to many and to me personally, he will be sorely missed.
His funeral will be on Friday 5th August at Stourbridge Crematorium at 11. 00 am following with the wake at Cradley Liberal Club.