The founder of a well-known Blackpool estate agents and property auctioneers has sadly passed away.
John Metcalf, who was an estate agent for more than 50 years, has died at the age of 85.
He founded Metcalf’s Estate Agents & Auctioneers on Cookson Street in 1963, the same year he married his wife, Marie. The office moved to Topping Street in 1995.
Metcalf, who was born in 1935, was also involved in local politics, and became a councillor on Marton ward in 1975. He later became county councillor for both Clifton and Marton wards.
His family told the press: “John was highly respected and had a charismatic character. His wit and humour served him well in politics and as a popular auctioneer being the first to hold a composite property auction in Blackpool.
“Throughout his life, he was always involved in his local church and was a dedicated member of the Knights of St Columba. Above all, John was very much a family man and enjoyed walking, reading, and singing.”