Tributes paid to Blackpool businessman who ran Cafe on the Pier

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The funeral of Blackpool businessman David Lidstone is due to be held tomorrow.

Mr Lidstone died aged 68 after a long illness..

Five years ago, David and Angela, his wife of 35 years, launched the Cafe on the Pier, St Annes.

Their daughter, Natalie, 33, whose daughter, Chiara, is 13 months, is also part of the family business.

In 1983, David and Angela built the Beach Terrace Cafe, St Annes, and developed it into a thriving success.

They opened Todderstaffe’s delicatessen in Park Street, Lytham in the 1990s and then revamped a run down eaterie into an upmarket Stanley Park Cafe in Blackpool, which they ran for seven years.

Blackpool-born David attended Roseacre Primary and Highfield schools.

In the 1940s, David’s parents, Raymond and Beatrice Lidstone, who lived in Blackpool, were well-known, professional champion ice skaters.

David’s funeral will be at St Joseph’s Church, Ansdell, tomorrow at 10.30am.