Former Bridlington councillor dies aged 94


A well-known former Bridlington councillor, magistrate and honorary alderman of the town has died, aged 94.

Gladys Roebuck, born and brought up in Bridlington, died on March 21.

She moved to Rotherham after marrying Ron Roebuck, but moved back to the area in the 1980s.

A magistrate in Rotherham for a number of years, she was heavily involved with the scouts in the 1950s to 1970s, was the mayor of Rotherham in 1972, and was chair of the Yorkshire Regional Health Authority.

She trained as a baker in the city, ran a bed and breakfast and a fish and chip shop.

Mrs Roebuck then moved back to Bridlington in the early 80s and lived on Bessingby Road.

She was elected as a councillor on East Yorkshire Borough Council in May 1991 as a member of the Social Democrat Party, until May 1996, and served on a number of committees. She was made an Honorable Alderman of Bridlington on March 28 1996.

Mrs Roebuck was also a magistrate in Bridlington and for a number of years ran an ice cream stall on the sea front.

Her husband Ron passed away in 2001, and she returned to Rotherham five years ago. She leaves two sons, Ron and Philip, three grandchildren Fiona, Nick and Tim and two great grandchildren Amelia and Imogen. She still has a large family in Bridlington - sisters Bunty and Ida and brothers Jack and Gordon Reville.

Her funeral took place yesterday at Rotherham Crematorium, with donations made to the Bridlington Lifeboat charity.