Saturday, 16 April 2011

A Long Eaton man was killed in a road accident on Saturday evening 9th April. Barrie Wakefield, 59, of Doncaster Grove was hit by a Ford Focus near the junction of Nottingham Road and Norfolk Road at 10.25pm.

Paramedics, helped by a passing doctor, spent over an hour trying to resuscitate him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Barry had formerly worked at Chillwell Depot where he was shop steward before entering the licensing trade as barman and cellar man at the White Lion in Sawley. He then spent many years in the lace trade before returning as manager at the Queens Hotel on Shakespeare Street. When the Queens closed prior to being converted to flats he moved to the Feathers in Sandiacre. Recently he has been a regular in the Harrington Arms on Leopold Street and The Twitchel.