DENNIS Turner (Lord Bilston) was a man who cared about the people of Bradley and Bilston.
Nothing was too much trouble for him. If he thought he could help in any way he would. I first met Dennis when I came to live in Bradley back in 1975. I was walking through Bilston High Street when Dennis (a councillor at the time) approached me and asked if I would sign his petition. A few days later I was drinking in the Crown and Cushion public house, (sadly not there now) when Dennis and his wife Pat came in. They asked how I was, and we got talking, and asked how I liked Bradley. Over the years we became very good friends, not only to me but to my family.
He would turn up at my house with some leaflets, and say how do you fancy putting them through the letterboxes in the area. I could not refuse. I was really happy for him when he told me that they were going to be made a lord as I had been calling them Lord and Lady Turner for awhile, not thinking that it would happen. He was respected by a very lot of people, he loved his family and they loved him, and it was a sad day for everyone when he died.
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