Popular Burnley landlord dies: tributes

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A landlord whose larger than life character made him hundreds of friends throughout the town has died.

Frank Fleming (55), who lived in the Coal Clough area, was landlord at the Angel Inn in Accrington Road for nine years. Born in Glasgow, he moved to the Burnley area with his family when he was a teenager.

He worked as a carpet fitter in Preston for a number of years but found his true calling when he took over the Angel Inn with his wife Ann in 1994.

His son, Fran, said he was a real character and anybody who met him never forgot him. “He was so popular. He had so many friends especially through having the pub, which he loved running,” said Fran. “He was a big Celtic fan as well and he also suported Man United.”

Frank worked at Futaba Tenneco after leaving the Angel before taking up a position at Travelodge in Burnley.

His funeral will take place at Burnley Crematorium on Friday, November 29th, and will be followed by a wake at Rosegrove Unity Club.

He leaves behind wife Ann, children Fran and Emma, and grandchildren Mia, Macy, Kian and Aimee.