Manchester Branch member Frank Purser passed away suddenly on Sunday 18th September 2022. It was a great shock to all his family friends and fellow branch members as he attended the Manchester Branch meetings only 3 days earlier. Frank was well known in Maritime circles and was also a member of the Coastal Cruising Association and Friends of the Ferries Society at Liverpool. He was very active in everything he undertook such as daily long walks along local Manchester canals, maybe sailing on the many pleasure boats that frequent the area. For many years Frank worked for Manchester Liners supervising cargo stowage which entailed him visiting the Manchester Liners that was about to sail mainly to Canada. He lived in the Urmston area of Manchester in his flat surrounded by all manner of maritime objects such as ships models, photographs and paintings. Our sincere condolences go to out to Frank’s family, he will be sadly missed by us all.