A Frodsham piano teacher has died, aged 82, after a long illness.
Clifford Bushell, previously of Kingswood, died on January 21.
Dedicated to teaching privately throughout the 1970s to the early part of the 2000s he helped pupils through their piano examinations from grades 1 – 8 as well as teaching GCSE music.
Prior to this he taught in numerous places including the north east and the midlands.
The Bushells were well known in Kingswood where they had two farms. Clifford was born on Birchdale farm and his great grandfather built the nearby chapel. He spent his National Service in the RAF, years where his musical talents where recognised giving him the chance to go on to study at the Northern School of Music in Manchester where he gained a GNSM (Gratuate of the Nothern School of Music).
In addition to music he studied speech and drama and starred in a college production of the Snow Queen, as the king where he obtained a very favourable review from the Manchester Guardian. He moved to Lichfield, Staffordshire in 1966 after falling in love with the city while out youth hostelling with his wife during the 1960s.
He will be greatly missed by his wife Lorna, children Lesley and Colin and grandchildren Jacob and Toby.