Tributes paid after Tickhill landlady dies at the wheel

By Dave Doyle | 11/01/2018

Tributes paid after Tickhill landlady dies at the wheel

PUB staff have thanked well-wishers for their tributes to their landlady, who died after apparently being taken ill at the wheel.

Rose Walters, who ran the Scarbrough Arms pub in Tickhill with her husband Steve Walters, died after her silver Mercedes left the A60 Doncaster Road in the early hours of Thursday, December 28.

The car came to a stop in a field — a police spokeswoman said: “It is thought that the woman suffered a medical episode at the wheel.”

A post on the pub’s Facebook page said: “We would like to thank you for the kind words, flowers and cards that have been received during this tragic and difficult time for the family.

“Sorry that everything cannot be responded to but we fully appreciate your support and efforts.”

A JustGiving page has been set up to raise money for a bench in Mrs Walters’ memory.

The total had reached £450 by Wednesday and any extra money will be given to charity. 

Customers left flower bouquets under the pub’s Christmas tree and messages of condolence on its Facebook page.

Ruth Lawler said: “Tickhill has lost one very special lady who meant a lot to us all.”

Laura Colton called Mrs Walters “a little lady with a massive heart”.

And Margaret Donnell added: “A lovely lady who will be sorely missed by family, friends and customers.

“Always found time for a friendly, welcoming chat.”

Visit to donate to the bench appeal.

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