Latest London news, sport & entertainment

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 4°C

Five-day forecast

Flags flew at half mast honouring death of former Newham mayor Fred York OBE

Former ceremonial mayor Fred York who died on Sunday Former ceremonial mayor Fred York who died on Sunday

Friday, December 20, 2013
12:06 PM

Flags flew at half-mast yesterday to honour the death of “hard-working” and “respected” former ceremonial mayor Fred York OBE.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

The 77-year-old, from Manor Park, died in hospital on Sunday, December 15, after a short battle with cancer.

The grandfather of six was ceremonial mayor of Newham from 1987 to 1988 having first been elected a councillor by residents in Woodgrange ward in 1974 and then in Monega ward in 1982, where he served for 12 years.

Elected mayor Sir Robin Wales said: “Fred worked hard on behalf of the residents he represented and many people benefited from the contributions he made to Newham.

“Our condolences go to his family and friends at this sad time.”

Mr York is survived by wife Hazel, three daughters and six grandchildren.

He was made a freeman of the City of London and awarded an OBE in his lifetime.

Council chairman Cllr Amarjit Singh said: “Fred was a very fair and sincere man and a good trade unionist.

“He was respected by those around him. During his mayoral year he represented Newham with great dignity.”

During his time as a councillor Mr York served on a number of committees and was also a school governor and a magistrate.

His funeral will take place at midday this Friday (December 27) at the City of London Crematorium, Aldersbrook Road, Manor Park.

Share this article

Most Read News

Letitia and Kathy in the advert

Stratford shop staff star in television advert

Television viewers may have had to do a double take when two Stratford shop workers turned up in an advert last night.

Read full story »

0 comments

   Local advertisers

More news

Click here to read the Digital Edition of the Newham Recorder on screen
Use our Wedding site to help you plan your big day!
At WeddingSite we know how much you have to organise for your wedding day, that's why we have designed a set of FREE, simple-to-use tools to make the planning process easy & hassle-free. FIND OUT MORE
Find a date using our online dating and friend finder
You can meet new friends, find romance or simply meet up online with people sharing similar interests and hobbies. FIND OUT MORE
Find a local business using our online directory search
Need a plumber? Or a florist? Or anything else? Search our business directory to find Newham businesses in just a few seconds. FIND OUT MORE
Family notices from the Newham Recorder, with readers' tributes
In memoriam, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, best wishes & special days. FIND OUT MORE

Around the Web See all