Salvation Army member dies

An 18-year-old Audrey in Salvation Army uniform
An 18-year-old Audrey in Salvation Army uniform

A WELL-KNOWN member of the local Salvation Army Corps has died, aged 87.

Audrey Newlove, of Wright Crescent, died on October 1 this year.

She was born in Hull and came to live in the town at the age of 16, after being bombed out during the blitz.

She came to live in Elma Avenue, only for a similar thing to happen to her there.

She met her husband, the late Ernest who was Bridlington born, and was married for 46 years before his death in 1994.

Mrs Newlove came from a generation of Salvationists and had been in the Salvation Army all her life.

She was an active member of the Bridlington Corps, and held many positions.

Possessing a great love of music, Audrey played the piano and drum as well as conducting.

When the Salvation Army celebrated its centenary in 1965 she was one of the 100 drummers who took part at the Crystal Palace in London.

Mrs Newlove played with both the Driffield and Hunmanby bands in the 80s and was appointed musical director of the Driffield Choral Society, the appointment having been approved by the Driffield Institute of Further Education.

Mrs Newlove had been connected with both choral and brass bands for over 60 years and had furthered her musical studies and taken qualifications in conducting. She was also Binns choir leader for a while.

She leaves five children, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.