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
23 October 10.00am Margaret Guest Day 1
24 October  10.00am Margaret Guest Day 2
25 October 10.00am Margaret Guest Day 3
27 October  10.00am Margaret Guest Day 4
31 October 10.00am Gary Miller  
1 November 11.30am Peter John Moore  
  1.00pm Lucy Barlow Review
6 November 10.00am Peter Jepson Day 1
7 November 10.00am Peter Jepson Day 2
8 November 10.00am Christopher Caesar  
14 November 10.00am Paul Wilkinson  Pre Inquest Review
15 November 10.00am Michelle Bunyan  
16 November 10.00am Sara Moran  
  2.00pm Shaun Mair Review
17 November 1.00pm Michael David Rhodes Review
21 November 10.00am Rachel Bolton  
  2.00pm Andrew Jackson Smith  
22 November 10.00am Christopher Evans  
23 November 10.00am Robert Stanley Osborne  
  2.00pm Susan Mary Walsh  
28 November 10.00am Leon Floyd  
  11.30am Linda Lomax  
  2.00pm Irene Baldwin  
29 November 2.00pm Richard James Johnson  
4 December 10.00am Judith Scholes  
5 December 10.00am Esther Dutton  
7 December 2.00pm Paul Pennington Pre Inquest Review
8 December 10.00am Alan Michael Hill  
12 December 10.00am Kenneth Knight  
  11.30am John Crawford  
13 December 2.00pm Michael John Marsh  
18 December 11.00am Jacqueline Maguire Pre Inquest Review
9 January 10.00am Peter Anthony Bruce  
10 January 10.00am Keith James Harwood Day One
11 January 10.00am Keith James Harwood Day Two
12 January 10.00am Keith James Harwood Day Three
16 January  10.00am Antonio Martin-Melero  
  2.00pm Michael Williams  
17 January 10.00am Thurly Grimshaw  
18 January  10.00am Paul Christopher Pennington  
  2.00pm Leslie Stennett  
19 January  11.00am Adam James Carter Pre Inquest Review
  1.00pm Joyce Colley Pre Inquest Review
22 January 10.00am Jacqueline Maguire Day One
23 January 10.00am Jacqueline Maguire Day Two
24 January 10.00am Jacqueline Maguire Day Three
25 January 10.00am Jacqueline Maguire Day Four
26 January 10.00am Jacqueline Maguire Day Five
30 January 10.00am Michael John Marsh  
6 February 10.00am Jean Mary Dagger  
  11.30am Yvonne Porter  
  2.00pm Thomas Henry Salmon  
7 February 10.00am Thomas McLeod  
8 February 10.00am Ian Rawstron  
9 February 12.00pm Bridget Ann Boyle Pre Inquest Review
  2.00pm Clifford Clennell Pre Inquest Review
13 February  10.00am Leslie Stennett  
  11.30am Paul Waugh  
14 February 10.00am Keith Langstreth   
  2.00pm William Blaney  
20 February 10.00am Joyce Colley  
21 February 10.00am Ivy Dullaghan  
  2.00pm Michael Smith  
27 February 10.00am Andrew Atkinson  
  2.00pm Robert Nyland  
28 February 10.00am Brian Clarke  
28 February 2.00pm Thomas Cunningham  
6 March 11.30am Bridget Ann Boyle  
  2.00pm Clifford Clennell  


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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