Message received from Jill Broadgate on 9th Jan 2019
Good morning my mother has asked me to contact you to let you know that my father Noel Broadgate died this morning. My mum Carole is keen that you share this sad news with his jazz friends I will contact you again once we have funeral arrangements.
Hi Fred. Thank you for sharing the sad news about Noel Broadgate with me. We go back a long way having shared time at King Edwards VI G.S. in Stafford together - seventy-five years ago! We reconnected through the piano in more recent times, and enjoyed many a laugh at the escapades our music took us into. Noel was highly regarded and will be much missed. Please pass on my condolences to Jill and to Carole.
With sadness - Derek Harrison
Sad news about Noel, Iím sure that many musicians will respectfully mark the occasion of his funeral. My own fond memories of Noel relate to the times I shared the stage with him at ĎGanders Go Southí in Manchester, during the time that Don Long organised the Jazz at that venue. Noel was a cheerful chappie that gave pleasure to many with his keyboard work and occasional song. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
Regards, Barry Aldous
and I would be grateful if we might use your tribute page to
offer our condolences to Noel's family. We first got to know
Noel when the Tame Valley Stompers played at our wedding in
2009 and have always looked forward to subsequent meetings,
particularly those at the Beaky after he stopped playing
regularly, and will miss him. A lovely guy and superb
I don't think I ever met
Noel, but he has become very familiar to me over the past
twelve years or so through the pages of your website.
Needless to say, I send my condolences to his family - The
Revd Allan Wilcox.
So sad to hear of Noel's passing and my deepest sympathy to his family. He was another of those big hearted characters which seem to abound in the jazz world who gave me a helping hand when I took my first steps onto the scene. He was a fine musician who's impish sense of humour shone through in his playing and frequent witticisms. I got to know him through playing at Beaky and whenever we played together he always took the trouble to send a supportive email saying how much he enjoyed it. The pleasure he derived from the music was plain to see when watching him play and I will miss our frequent exchanges of excruciating jokes. Farewell, my friend and thank you for your support - it's a bit tight but I will always wear it.
So sorry to hear about
Noelís passing. Noel played with the Merseys a few times and
I know he will be missed by many musicians in the north
The funeral arrangements for Noel are
Friday 25 January
12 noon at St. Peterís church in Haslingden
There will be a Crematorium service following this then back to St. Peterís hall. We would love to welcome any of my dads friends