Sadness as staff honour tragic book shop mum

A book of condolences and memorial plaque are on display at Waterstones, on Bank Hey Street, in tribute to Margaret Sheridan who was killed by a falling sign as she locked up at the store on January 12, 2015.

A book of condolences and memorial plaque are on display at Waterstones, on Bank Hey Street, in tribute to Margaret Sheridan who was killed by a falling sign as she locked up at the store on January 12, 2015.

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The anniversary of a Blackpool bookseller’s death was marked with ‘sadness’ by her former colleagues.

Margaret Sheridan, 68, was killed in a tragic accident when a sign fell on her as she was leaving the Waterstones store, on Bank Hey Street, where she worked.

Margaret Sheridan

Margaret Sheridan

It is thought she was locking up when the incident happened, at around 5.30pm on January 12 last year.

A book of condolences and memorial plaque are on display in the store in tribute to Mrs Sheridan.

A Waterstones spokesman said: “We have marked the anniversary of Margaret’s death with great sadness.

“She was much loved by her colleagues and we think especially of her family.”

We have marked the anniversary of Margaret’s death with great sadness

An inquest into her death is due to be held in March.