It is with regret that we have to report the death of Robin Thornber, 66. Robin died last Sunday (5/12/10). Robin, aged 66, passed away on Sunday 5th December 2010 at the Christie Hospital.
Robin was born and schooled in Blackburn. He achieved a scholarship to study History at Oxford. On leaving University he took up employment with The Oxford Mail and later moved to The Guardian Newspaper as Theatre Critic where he remained for 30 years. Robin was a well known and popular character in Glossop and has supported many worthwhile causes locally and abroad. He was a regular at the Labour Club.
Robin also set up the original Glossop.com website and always seemed to have his finger on the pulse, able to report local news stories very quickly.
Robin’s funeral will be held on Wednesday 15th December at Dukinfield Crematorium at 2.30pm. This will continue at Glossop Labour Club on Chapel Street.
Family flowers only please, donations greatly received for
If you would like to leave a tribute on Robins Facebook page, it can be found here. (you will need to be on friends list)