It is with great sadness that we record the death at age 53 of Andrew(Andy) BirdsalL

Andy came to Bishop Burton with his wife Di and sons Ashley and Alex in 1995 to manage the village pub the Altisidora. He immediately became involved in the life of the village taking part in or assisting with many of the activities. Running a bar in a barn or the village hall assisting with parties on School Green, providing soup and bread rolls in the Pub on Bon Fire night, hosting those who participated in the Remembrance Sunday service at the War Memorial, to coffee and a glass of some thing stronger in the Pub after the service.
He started the Village Golf Society which is still going strong.

Some 7 years later he moved with his family to Kirk Ella where he managed with his wife the Wheat Sheaf Pub. On becoming ill in 2006 he retired and returned to the Altisadora with his family but this time with his wife Di as the manager.

Andy was always cheerful, hospitable and generous even when he became ill. He was a true gentleman who will be greatly missed.

We send our deepest sympathy to Di and his sons Ashley and Alex.