Willy Berridge (1945 – 2013)
Mr William Frederick Berridge (Willy) was born in 1944, the son of Ada and Ted Berridge. He lived in and around Grantham all of his life.
At the age of 16 he began an apprenticeship as a painter at Foster’s.
Five years later he went to work at Syddall’s Roofing Company, where he stayed for five years.
In his mid-20s he became a self-employed roofer, working alongside Bellamy roofers.
Mr Berridge had many feathers to his bow and while being a self-employed builder, he became the odd job man for Caddy Castings.
Mr Berridge was a keen Manchester United Football Club supporter. He also liked to play darts, dominoes and cribbage, and was three times winner for the inter-town trophy.