Sadness expressed following passing of man who used to sell Sunday newspapers around the Ballymena area

FacebookTwitterEmailWhatsAppSADNESS has been expressed following the passing of a man who was well remembered in the Ballymena area for selling Sunday newspapers around homes over thirty years ago. George Montford from Houston Park in Broughshane died on February 13 and a thanksgiving for his life was held in Alan Francey’s Funeral Home in Ballymena on […]

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George Montford

SADNESS has been expressed following the passing of a man who was well remembered in the Ballymena area for selling Sunday newspapers around homes over thirty years ago.

George Montford from Houston Park in Broughshane died on February 13 and a thanksgiving for his life was held in Alan Francey’s Funeral Home in Ballymena on Friday before interment at Second Broughshane Cemetery on Friday.

People have fond memories of Mr Montford as a “great character” who used to sell newspapers direct to people at home on a Sunday morning.

One man told ‘Ballymena Daily’: “I was saddened to hear of George’s passing. He had a unique business in the 1970s and into the 80s when he would have got newspapers from a wholesaler and then sold them directly to people at their homes.

“He used to drive into an area and beep the horn and people would come out of their houses to get the papers and pay him.

“This was at a time when there were papers like the Sunday News and the Sunday Press and before the arrival of papers like the Sunday Life.

“George provided a great service and he was a very friendly and decent man who was a great character.”

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