Did any of you know Alan John Pickering?


Alan John Pickering, sadly deceased. Image supplied by Walsall Council.

Yet again, this is one of those requests that Walsall Council make periodically, and was issued by the Communication Team at Walsall Council on Friday, November 21st 2014 and I’d like all locals to have a think about it, and if any of you can do so, please help.

These appeals do make me quite sad and I’ll continue to feature them here – imagine passing away and leaving so little information of yourself known. How terribly tragic.

Appeal for help to find deceased pensioner’s family

An appeal has been launched to find the relatives of a Walsall pensioner who died recently.

Alan John Pickering, aged 72, was found at his home on Wednesbury Road on 14 October. His date of birth was 15 September 1942.

Environmental health officers are now keen to trace the family of Mr Pickering or speak to anyone who knew him.

A number of photographs showing Mr Pickering, possibly with members of his family, were found at his home but there were no contact details. Among the images are one of him at a wedding possibly around 2000, another one of him and a woman in 1999 and a picture going back a few years of Mr Pickering with a woman and three children.

Other documents found at the property indicate he may have worked in the machine shop at Bloxwich Engineering, Bell Lane, until 2006.

Rebecca Evans, of Walsall Council’s environmental health team, said: ‘We would like to pass our condolences on to Mr Pickering’s family and friends.

‘We would be grateful to hear from any relatives of Mr Pickering, or anyone who might have helpful information about his family, so that they can make proper arrangements for his funeral.’

‘Even if you are not sure if the information is relevant please let us know as it is useful in helping us build up a picture of his life and add to the information we have managed to gather from his belongings.’

To pass on information contact Rebecca Evans in the environmental health team on 01922 653052.

Thanks in advance. If anyone would prefer no to contact the council directly for whatever reason, email me at BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot come and I’ll pass any messages on. 


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