A MAN who worked as a firefighter and an ambulance officer has died.
Harry Pitchfork, who was born in Holmfirth, was 59.
Mr Pitchfork, formerly of Dalton, had been living in Mayfair Avenue, Sowood.
He was a former student of Holmfirth Secondary Modern School and left to join Brooks Dyeworks, where he became a driver.
He went on to gain a Class One licence, which allowed him to drive trucks, fire engines and tankers across Europe.
In 1970 he was a member of the Auxiliary Fire Service in Holmfirth and in 1974 signed up to the West Yorkshire Ambulance Service.
When he left the service he set up his own business, Car Collection Services.
In 1994 Mr Pitchfork became a magistrate in Huddersfield. He served for 12 years, sitting in criminal and family courts. He was also a member of the Bench's Mentor Team, passing on his knowledge and experience to others.
Bench chairman Eileen Marchant said: "His friends and colleagues will remember him with great affection and will greatly miss him for his honesty and unfailing sense of humour.
"Harry will be remembered as a man of great integrity."
Mr Pitchfork was a keen guitarist, playing in a rock band in his early days. He was also an enthusiastic motorcyclist and scuba diver.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline, children Scott, Melissa and Matthew, and grandchildren Connor, Ben and Thomas Harry.
His funeral was at Holmfirth Parish Church.