Death of ‘mother figure’ within youth orchestra

Tributes have been paid to a “dedicated and much loved” tutor and bandsw-oman following her death at the age of 56.
Judith Hearson, who lived in Smallwood, had her musical beginnings at Beresford Brass Band when she was 12 and went onto help “hundreds” of others unlock their musical talents.
She died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham on Wednesday after multiple organ failure due to sepsis.   

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