UFU president pays tribute to Moneymore farmer

MONEYMORE farmer Henry Allen who died in a tragic accident on his farm on Thursday was a “valued member of the Ulster Farmers’ Union.”

UFU president, Harry Sinclair
UFU president, Harry Sinclair
UFU president, Harry Sinclair

UFU President Harry Sinclair today paid tribute to Mr Allen (70), whose funeral takes place in the village tomorrow afternoon.

“Unfortunately, this very sad accident is another reminder that you can never be too safe on a farm,” he said.

Although the Health and Safety Executive is investigating the circumstances, it is believed Mr Allen fell from a wall on his Quilly Road farm while working with silage.

He was an elder in nearby Carndaisy Baptist Church and a past secretary of the Moneymore Bible and Crown Defenders LOL 93.

Retired pastor Winston Jordan, who will speak at the funeral, said the whole community had been shocked by the tragedy.

Mr Jordan described Mr Allen as “a lovely person” who had very strong Christian beliefs.

The funeral service will take place in Carndaisy Baptist Church at 2pm on Sunday, followed by burial in St John’s Parish Churchyard, Moneymore.