Funeral Service



Service Details:
A private family service will be held at Accrington Crematorium.

Gwyn Mayo Robinson

Peacefully and without pain at his home with his beloved wife at his side, Gwyn aged 82 years of Read and formerly of Foxhill Bank House, Oswaldtwistle. The devoted and much loved husband of Valerie, dear brother-in-law of Carole, loved uncle of Andrew and Kevin, great-uncle of Iona and Jay and great-great uncle of Esmie and Lyle also a dearly loved and respected friend to many.

Gwyn and Valerie were married in 1965 at St Peter’s Church, Accrington. They lived and worked in Cambridge as teachers. Gwyn was a teacher of History, Business Studies and Economics and was the head of 5th, 6th and 7th year. He was a wonderful teacher and a highly respected colleague. In 1980, Gwyn and Val left teaching and the house that they had built to embark of a new business venture at Foxhill Bank House, they then ran a hockey centre providing residential courses for school children and adult clubs, Gwyn was the business brain who kept everyone happy and fed with seventy six meals each day and was well renowned for his delicious apple pie and many other sweet deserts.

Gwyn was the former president of Oswaldtwistle Civic Society and was chairman of Oswaldtwistle Prospects panel and secatray of the ORATEĀ  petition and the organiser of the first Oswaldtwistle Victorian Street Fair.

Away from his work he was a keen golf player and member of Accrington Golf Club, he was the treasurer for the seniors for over nine years. He was an avid walker and loved getting out into the open air with his wife Val and his beloved Doberman’s . Gwyn was a highly respected gentleman and often described as a lovely human being who would help anyone with anything, he never judged people and always respected each peoples opinions.


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Messages for the family of Gwyn Mayo Robinson


Simon Thomas

I was so sorry to hear of Gwyn’s passing. He did a fine job of running the Oswaldtwistle Prospects Panel for many years, and was always worth listening to. Best wishes at this sad time.


Kay Hanham

Remembering Gywn a truly lovely man. A true gentleman with a great sense of humour. Gwyn was always there behind the scenes supporting Val and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Kay & Bill


Eileen and Frank Murray

Val and wider family, so sorry that Gwynn has died. A true gentleman in every sense of the word, who enriched the social side of our hockey lives with his quiet yet dry humour.


Jenny Appleyard (Warburton)
So sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with Val and family at this difficult time.


Mike Stapleford

So sorry to hear about Gwyn. He was chair of the Oswaldtwistle Prospects Panel for many years and was a truly nice bloke. Sorry for you loss Val x