Mary Wilson in Memoriam.
Mary, a pivotal singing member of the Phil for over 50 years and latterly the President of the Friends, died peacefully after an illness bravely borne, on Saturday, 13th July. Her husband Ian and her daughters Penelope and Julia were with her when she died.
Mary was an accomplished soprano who trained at the RNCM in Manchester, in later seasons she sang in the Phil alto section. She was a member of the Phil committee for many years and served as a most efficient Hon. Ticket Secretary. When she retired from the Phil she was President and an active member of the Friends of the Phil.
A Memorial Service for Mary was held on Tuesday, 23 July at Bolton Priory, Bolton Abbey. For many years Mary was also a member of the Priory Choir.