Town campaigner dies age 70

WILLIAM (Bill) Spencer, a campaigner and supporter of Daventry sports, passed away suddenly on Sunday (January 20) aged 70.

Mr Spencer was well-known in Daventry for fighting on behalf of the people for several causes during his life in the town.

He lived in Ruskin Way with his wife Maureen who said: “Bill was president of the Charity Cup, campaigned to get the new football ground in Browns Road, to keep the outdoor pool, and other things.

“He sat on Daventry Town Council for three years and believed that the people should get what the people want.

“Bill was a great family man who played petanque and poker, and had a huge family who will all miss him dearly. He was an inspirational person to his family and others, and was smiling to the end.”

Mr Spencer was a father to Michelle, Jill and his late son Shane, and grandfather to Ashley, Emily, Connor, Curtis, and Charlie.