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A well known Eastwood woman has died aged 81.

May Machen’s family used to run the Machen and Hartwell shops in the town between 1950 and 1990.

The pensioner recently passed away after a long illness at her home in Skegness.

ms Machen used to work at the shops, that sold ironmongery adn building supplies, and she was also the secretary of the Eastwood Arcadians Band.

She lived in Eastwood and Nuthall all of her life until she eventually moved to Skegness in 1995.