AN experienced Bolton architect who was heavily involved with the town’s civic trust has died at the age of 84.

Harold Lindsay served with Bolton-based architects Bradshaw Gass and Hope for more than 40 years, starting work as an architect in 1946.

Mr Lindsay worked on a wide range of architectural projects, including hospitals, houses, industrial buildings and restoration projects.

He also worked on many local school designs including Bolton Parish Church School.

Mr Lindsay was the project architect for the construction of Salford’s Hope Hospital Phase 1 between 1979 and 1984.

Described as having “the ideal disposition for architecture”, Mr Lindsay became an associate of Bradshaw Gass and Hope in 1975.

Mark Head, a partner emeritus of the firm, said: “Harold was greatly respected by colleagues and clients alike.

“He did a great deal of good work and was an example to me.”

His work with Bolton Civic Trust started with a position on the executive committee in 1977.

After retiring from work, he took an active role on the trust’s planning sub-committee, a post he held until his late 70s.

The current Trust Chairman, Richard Shirres, said: “Harold really gave tremendous service to the community, both as an architect and by his voluntary work for the Trust. He used his life constructively and contributed, especially, to the quality of Bolton’s environment.

“He was very serious about his work and a real professional but he was also a cheerful man and was very nice to be around.”

Harold and his wife, Margaret, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2010 but he suffered ill health in his later years.

In his last few weeks he was nursed at home in Harwood by Mrs Lindsay, where he passed away on May 16, 2014.

His funeral will take place at East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe, M26 4EU, on Tuesday May 27 at 2pm.