About Duncan Battman

Profile photoDuncan Battman

I am a humanist celebrant living in Timperley (near Altrincham) in Cheshire. Born in 1958, like many boys in the South Manchester area, I was called Duncan after Duncan Edwards who died following the Munich air crash of that year. I studied mathematics at Bath University before taking over the running of the family business, a garden centre/nursery which I ran for 28 years. I completed my BHA training as a celebrant in April 2010. I particularly enjoy the privilege of meeting with the bereaved and helping them to share with me the often fascinating lives of their loved ones.

My hobbies include theatre (I run a local theatre linked to Altrincham Garrick), golf (a bad 18 handicapper), writing (I have written several plays) and music. I am also a governor at Altrincham Grammar school for Boys.

I am married with two grown up children both at present studying in Sheffield.