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Death of former Chesterfield Mayoress Pat Bannister

Borough of Chesterfield

Former Chesterfield mayoress Pat Bannister has died.

Mrs Bannister, who died on 25 September, served as mayoress to her father, William Gorman, in 1977/78. Mr Gorman was a Labour councillor who represented the Dunston ward until 1987.

Mrs Bannister’s time as mayoress included the visit to the borough of Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh as part of their tour of the UK to celebrate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.

She leaves three sons, Neil, Martin and Sam.

Councillor Tricia Gilby, Chesterfield Borough Council’s leader, said: “It was with sadness that I heard of the death of former mayoress Pat Bannister.

“As a former mayoress of the borough myself, I would like to pay tribute to another former mayoress. My thoughts are with her family at this sad time.”

Mrs Bannister’s funeral will take place on Thursday 17 October, 3.10pm at Chesterfield and District Crematorium.


First published on 04 October 2019 Last updated on 04 October 2019