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
  20 February 11.30am Jayne Collins  
    12.00pm Margaret Yates Open/Conclude
  21 February 2.00pm Joyce Leigh Open/Conclude
    3.00pm Philip Ingle Open/Conclude
  22 February 10.00am Warren Brian Cardwell-Taylor  
  1 March 10.00am Jodie Whitaker  
  7 March 10.00am James Howe  
  8 March 10.00am Stephen Cole  
  9 March 10.00am Ann Megson  
    11.30am John Vickerman  
  14 March 10.00am Ian Mathew Ellis  
  15 March 2.00pm Arthur Beckett  
  21 March 2.00pm Victor Hindley  
  22 March 10.00am Patricia Wilson  Pre-inquest review
  23 March 10.00am John Jones Day 1
  24 March 10.00am John Jones Day 2
  28 March 10.00am Tracey Parkinson  
    10.30am Paige Daughtry Heywood Coroners Court
    11.30am Andrew Marc Hall  
  30 March 10.00am Victoria Sherratt  
    2.00pm David Ambler Pre-Inquest review hearing
  3 April 10.00am Macy Wren Battersby Day 1
  4 April 10.00am Macy Wren Battersby Day 2
  5 April 10.00am Macy Wren Battersby Day 3
  6 April 10.00am Macy Wren Battersby Day 4
  10 April 10.00am Margaret Guest Day 1
  11 April 10.00am Margaret Guest Day 2
  12 April 10.00am Margaret Guest Day 3
  13 April 10.00am Margaret Guest Day 4
  18 April 3.30pm Joan Andrews  
  19 April 10.00am Lisa Nyree Dodd  
  20 April 10.00am Audrey Virginia Oxley  
  25 April 10.00am Michael Bullock  
    2.00pm Michael Turner  
  27 April 10.00am Gareth Damon Leonard Whiteside  
    2.00pm Michael Samuel Lowndes Turner  
  2 May 10.00am Andrew Neil Dickinson  
  3 May 10.00am Ashley Adrian Herrington  
    12.00 Leonard Keith Jones Pre Inquest Review
    2.00pm Daniel Faber  
  9 May 10.00am David Briers  
    2.00pm Martin Bell  
  10 May 2.00pm Denis Oldland Review (Provisional)
  16 May 10.00am Wayne Alexander  
    11.30am Mark Miller  
    2.00pm John Damien Traynor  
  17 May 10.00am Trevor Jones  
    11.30am Keith James Harwood Pre Inquest Review
    2.00pm David Ambler  
  23 May 10.00am Rebecca Steel  
    2.00pm Alexander Milne  
  25 May 10.00am Maria Chatterton  
  31 May 2.00pm Leonard Keith Jones  
  1 June 2.00pm Gary Tallett  
  6 June 10.00am Denise Townsend  
  13 June 2.00pm Ian Roberts  
  20 June 2.00pm Christine Westoby  
  21 June 11.30am Doris Mackenzie  
  27 June 11.30am Patricia Gilmour  
  27 July 10.00am Keith James Harwood Day One
  28 July 10.00am Keith James Harwood Day Two


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.