HM Coroner Blackpool and Fylde

Her Majesty’s Coroner for Blackpool and Fylde is Mr Alan Wilson.

Coroner's responsibilities

Coroners are required by law to investigate any sudden or unexplained death. They are independent of both local and central government and are required to act in accordance with laid down rules and procedures. In most cases no further action is required and the death can be registered as normal. In some cases the coroner may decide a post mortem examination is necessary to determine the cause of death. However in some circumstances, the coroner may decide to hold an inquest to further establish the facts surrounding the death.

The coroner will investigate where a death appears to:

  • Be due to violence
  • Be unnatural
  • Be of sudden and of unknown cause
  • Have occurred in legal custody


An inquest is a formal court hearing at which a coroner must establish who died and how, when and where the death occurred. An inquest must be held if a sudden death was violent or traumatic, or if the cause of an unexpected death has not been explained by illness or disease. Inquests are public hearings and are usually held at designated coroner’s courts in the district where the death occurred.

Forthcoming inquests
26 June 3.00pm Christine Mather  
27 June 11.30am Patricia Gilmour  
  2.00pm Patricia Norton  
28 June 10.00am Dominic Birkitt  
29 June 11.30am John Michelbach  
4 July 2.00pm John Gillett  
5 July 10.00am Peter Jepson  Pre-Inquest review
11 July 10.00am Peter Stephen Hunt  
13 July 2.00pm Dennis Geoffrey Oldland  Pre-Inquest Review
14 July 10.00am Kathleen Mary Walsh  
18 July 10.00am Timothy Wadland  
20 July 11.30am Bernard Cosgrove  
  2.00pm Vera Hughes  
25 July 2.00pm Keith Garratt  
27 July 11.30am Keith James Harwood Pre-Inquest Review
1 August 2.00pm Alan Hill Review
3 August 10.00am Jacqueline Maguire Pre-Inquest Review
8 August  10.00am Paul Quinn  
  11.30am Robert Heslop  
  2.00pm Lucy Barlow Review
9 August 10.00am David Walton  
  2.00pm Ruby Catlow  
10 August 2.00pm Judith Scholes Pre-Inquest Review
16 August 10.00am Cicely Cook  
17 August 10.00am Karl Roberts  
22 August 10.00am Lee McCarthy  
  1.00pm Wayne Sydney Davies  
  2.00pm Terence Casey  
23 August 10.00am Martin Riley  
24 August 10.00am Mitchell Elliott  
29 August  10.00am Serena Walton  
  2.00pm Alex Ian Anderson  
30 August 10.00am Charles Dixson  
  11.30am Felicity  Hyde  
31 August 10.00am Stephen Collins  
6 September 10.00am Judith Scholes  
  12.00pm Brian Pilkington Pre-Inquest review
  2.00pm Marshall Christie  
7 September 10.00am Teresa McAlinden  
  12.00pm Robert Osborne Pre-Inquest review
  2.00pm Ruby Catlow  
14 September 10.00am David Lindsay  
19 September 10.00am Christopher Davenport  
  2.00pm Martin Corbett  
20 September 10.00am Chloe Louise Florence Hiller  
  2.00pm Stephen Crudge  
21 September 10.00am Joseph Maxwell  
  2.00pm David Laycock  
26 September 10.00am Phillip John Parsons  
  11.30am Sara Moran  
27 September 10.00am Michael Sutton  
28 September 10.00am Stuart Harmer  
  11.30am Sarah Crawley  
  2.00pm Frank Bebbington  
3 October 10.00am Leonard Keith Jones Day One
4 October 10.00am Leonard Keith Jones Day Two
5 October 10.00am Brian Pilkington  
  2.00pm Robert Osborne  
10 October 2.00pm Samuel Sharpe  
11 October 10.00am Anthony Sinclair Deas  
13 October 10.00am Michael John Bullock  
17 October 10.00am Anthony Mulholland  
  11.30am Colin Leslie Williams  
  2.00pm Brian Holden  
18 October 10.00am Lisa Nyree Dodd  
25 October 10.00am Jonathan Stewart Lee  
1 November 2.00pm David Hargreaves  
8 November 10.00am Christopher Caesar  


Blackpool and Fylde Coroner's Office

Municipal Buildings, Corporation Street, Blackpool, FY1 1GB
Telephone 01253 477128


The office is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm except Bank Holidays when the office is closed.

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