THE funeral of former Torridge District Council chairman Bill Tanton will be held at St Giles in the Wood church, at 2pm on Monday (January 19). Mr Tanton, who died at the age of 81, entered local politics when he won a seat on the former Torrington Rural

THE funeral of former Torridge District Council chairman Bill Tanton will be held at St Giles in the Wood church, at 2pm on Monday (January 19).Mr Tanton, who died at the age of 81, entered local politics when he won a seat on the former Torrington Rural Council in 1968. He was chairman of Torridge District Council in 1980-81.But he was probably best known in the West Country for his amateur weather forecasts, for which he claimed an 80 per cent success rate.