Tribute to mayor’s driver

Chauffeur Fred Edwards
Chauffeur Fred Edwards
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MOURNERS gathered to remember one of a South Yorkshire town’s most well-known characters who died after a long battle against cancer.

Fred Edwards, civic chauffeur to the Mayor of Rotherham, died at Rotherham Hospice on Saturday. His funeral was held yesterday at Rotherham Crematorium.

The 56-year-old, from Rawmarsh, was well-known for driving and accompanying the mayor to civic events and leading guided tours around Rotherham Town Hall.

Mayor of Rotherham Coun Rose McNeely said: “Fred’s passing away will be a terrible loss to everyone who knew him. He was an invaluable help to all mayors over the years because he had a huge wealth of knowledge and advice on both the mayor’s role and the civic history.”

Mr Edwards leaves a widow, Yvette, daughters Kimberley and Emma.