Funeral Service

Time: 3.00pm

Date: Wednesday 4th August 2021

Service Details:
Les' funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

Leslie David Rooks (Les)

Passed away on the 24th of July aged 82 years old. He grew up with his sister Kate Birtles and his parents on William Street, Accrington. Leslie attended Accrington grammar school and went onto Bolton Technical College to excel in Electrical engineering. From here he went on to work as an apprentice for Pye Television in Cambridge graduating as a certified Radio Engineer from “The British Institution of Radio Engineers”. To complement his sister’s acting he was also an active member of the Accrington amateur Dramatics Society. He would help with lighting and technical elements of upcoming productions, proving to be a vital and generous member of the team. Leslie was also a keen and active Radio Ham known as “G3PUO” by many.
In 1965 he landed his forever job at Granada television as a technical assistant. Leslie enjoyed his role at Granada thoroughly and upon early retirement he took the opportunity to travel the world – travelling across Europe, Asia, Australia, America, Canada, everywhere!
Aside from Leslies vast accomplishments he was also tremendously kind, accumulating a great deal of friends along the way that loved him dearly. He will be greatly missed by his family; niece – Susie, Nephew – Jamie, Great Niece – Abbie and all that were fortunate enough to have known him.


Family flowers only please, donations can be made in memory of Les on behalf of Accrington Amateur Dramatic Society. To make a donation, please click the ‘Make A Donation’ button on the bottom of this page.


Please feel free to leave a message for Les’ online memorial book by completing the form below.

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MESSAGES for the family of Leslie David Rooks (Les)


Keith and Kathleen Cassidy

RIP Les. Taverners forever.


Dave & Toni Turner

We only met the once, but Les was obviously a bundle of energy in his time and proud of his accomplishments and things he had done and achieved in his life. Thinking of you all in this time of sadness.


Colin Redmayne

Very sorry to lose Les, I had known him since junior school. Local amateur radio will not be the same without him.