Doris Robinson


Robinson, Doris (1901 - 2000), Lord Mayor,

Lived at Lightwood Road, Longton.

Doris Robinson's father was Alderman Sam Clowes, who was MP for Hanley from 1924-1928, and her younger brother, Sir Harold Clowes was Lord Mayor in 1959.

Mrs Robinson became a member of the city council, served with the council for 34 years and was the first mother to become civic head since the federation of the Potteries towns in 1910.

Former Lord Mayor, Doris RobinsonShe served as a Labour Councillor, a county councillor and as chairman of the North Staffordshire Community Health Council, she was known for her dedication to education and health services. She also served as a magistrate.

Doris Robinson was awarded the CBE in 1969, she received an honorary degree from Keele University and several city buildings carry her name.

Retired to the New Park Residential home before her death in 2000. Doris Robinson was married to Bert Robinson (who died in 1967) They has two sons, John and Peter, John died in 1993. By 2000 Doris had six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

The funeral was held in Longton Central Hall Methodist Church on Friday 24th November 2000 followed by a private family cremation. 

Sources:  Sentinel Newspaper 20th Nov 2000.