In this section of the site we record the deaths and celebrate the lives of people who have been our friends and have been involved with Optical Busstop in someway. If you would like to add your own tributes to any of the people listed below please get in touch with us via the Contact page.


Mike Syddall 19/12/1943 to 13/4/2013

Mike Syddall who died suddenly and unexpectedly on 13th April 2013, he had gone into Bolton Royal Hospital for what was supposed to be a routine operation and died whilst in the recovery ward shortly after it.

Mike had many jobs including electrician, plumber and milk man; though it was his passion for photography, he was a longstanding member of Bolton's Photographic Society, that brought him into working with Optical Busstop.

He was also a friend who we went out with fairly regularly. 

We can't quite believe he's gone, he will be greatly missed!

 If you have memories of Mike and want to share them on this site please send them to us via the Contact page.

He could also be great fun  - you can see him as one of our dafties of the month.