Tribute to Bill Tanton

14/1/2009: BILL Tanton, former chairman of Torridge District Council and widely known as an amateur weather forecaster, has died at the age of 81.

14/1/2009: BILL Tanton, former chairman of Torridge District Council and widely known as an amateur weather forecaster, has died at the age of 81.

James Morrish, Leader of the council, said: "Bill was a very 'local' man and gave so much to the community he served and the district he loved to call home."

Councillor Royston Johns said: "It was a privilege to serve on the council with Bill. He enjoyed a busy life and will be missed by all who knew him."

Mr Tanton, a farmer, 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.


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He was probably best known in the West Country for his amateur weather forecasts, for which he claimed an 80 per cent success rate.

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Rest in peace grandad we will all miss you and we will never forget you

Frankie

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