MOSS, Charles

Died Easter Saturday, 19 April 2014, aged 82

Charlie Moss, who lived in Sandal, was very well known in Wakefield as a leading auctioneer and valuer who involved himself in the community. He was born in Outwood and was educated at Rothwell Grammar School. He went on to take over Hubert Laidlaw, a firm that became the largest estate agents’ and auctioneers’ business in Wakefield before it was purchased by Abbey National in 1988. Long before that, however, Charlie had won a commission from French petrol station operator Total, valuing their sites in the North. He also worked as a valuer of residential properties for all the major banks and building societies.

A larger than life character, Charlie was a member of Wakefield Golf Club, Wakefield Round Table and later the 41 Club for Tablers who had exceeded the age limit of 40. He was a life-long ticket holder at Wakefield Trinity. He met his wife Cynthia at Wakefield’s Empire Ballroom and the young couple became regular club-goers. She died 11 years before him. For more details about Charles Moss go to the Wakefield Express

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