It is with great regret that Cheshire Best Kept Stations (CBKS) announces the passing of Chris Dale, our Secretary and a key member of the group.
He died unexpectedly and suddenly on June 22nd 2020 at a very active 72.
Chris had a lifelong love of railways and public transport.
In later life he used his encyclopaedic knowledge to help passengers through his membership of the Rail Users Consultative Committee and leadership of East Cheshire Rail Users Group, TravelWatch NorthWest and the Crewe 2 Manchester Community Rail Partnership.
The rail industry saw him as a key stakeholder in representing passengers’ point of view.
He was often in front of the TV cameras being interviewed on important rail issues for the North West.
He did much similar work for the bus industry.
Chris handled a lot of administrative work for CBKS and organised our judging procedure for five years.
We have lost a hard-working, genial friend and colleague, and a knowledgeable, but sometimes critical, supporter of the railways and the passengers and communities that they served.
The funeral was at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday 7th July 2020.