26th November 2020

Obituary: Frank Netherwood

Trading standards lost a long-serving and beloved colleague in November 2020.

By Neil Wrench

Frank Netherwood sadly passed away on November 16, 2020, in a care home at Warrington. He was 96.

Frank had a long career in trading standards; he was well respected and was a fountain of knowledge to his peers.

After completing his National Service Frank began his career in the Sheffield Weights & Measures Office, where he qualified.

He later married Jean, who he met while working in Sheffield; the couple later moved to Lincolnshire where Frank worked as an Inspector in Boston.

Frank moved up through the ranks and became the Chief Weights and Measures Inspector at Warrington. He often joked about his claim to fame of having his name on a brass plaque at Warrington Market – when it was first opened, he was also then in charge of the Market.

Frank remained Chief Officer at Warrington until Local Government reorganisation saw him move to become Assistant Chief Officer in Cheshire Trading Standards under Kenneth Nattrass. Frank specialised in Road Traffic and Animal Health Enforcement until he retired in 1986.

He is survived by his wife Jean, their son John and his family.

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