Meet The DirectorsThe people behind Dean Road Chapel Ltd

 
Peter Cooper

Peter Cooper BSc CEng MICE

 

A Chartered Civil Engineer, Peter worked in the civil engineering industry for 30 years for contractors, local government and consulting engineers, mainly in highways and infrastructure. He was born and brought up in Scarborough and has a particular interest in the built environment and the quality of public spaces. Peter is the former vice-chair of Scarborough's Urban Renaissance Town Team and is currently President of the Yorkshire and Humber Association of Civic Societies.

 

 

Linda Tomczak

Linda Tomczak

 

Linda has lived in Scarborough all her life; as a child in the old town and for many of her adult years in close proximity to Dean Road Cemetery. She has been a fundraiser since her school days. She organised and facilitated the Walk For Life for 21 years and The Christmas Cracker 10K Road Race for 10 years. Plus many other events over the years. After retiring from Raflatac in 2014 Linda became a Friend of Dean Road Cemetery and has helped raise funds for the Chapel Restoration. She has now joined the Board of Dean Road Chapel Ltd. Both her and her husband love to wander through the Cemetery, looking at unusual headstones, the variety of trees and woodland and quirky pathways. She would love to see the Chapel restored and is delighted to be part of Dean Road Chapel Ltd.

 

 

Rita Hooton

Rita Hooton M BATD

 

Rita is a Scarborian and has spent most of her life in the town. She trained and qualified as a primary school teacher and for many years with her husband fostered children for the local authority. Now retired she is a committee member of the Friends of Dean Road and Manor Road Cemetery. Rita retains an interest in the terpsichorean art being a member of its oldest association the BATD.

 

 

Pam Walgate

Pam Walgate

 

Pam worked for the Inland Revenue as a Collector of Taxes for over 30 years as a manager dealing with staff, finance, training and the public. She has over 40 years experience as a researcher for both family and local history which includes recording gravestones in churchyards and cemeteries for the East Yorkshire Family History Society. She is the treasurer and on the committee of the Friends of Dean Rd and Manor Rd Cemetery.

 

 

Paul Espin

Paul Espin

 

Paul has extensive experience in the Public Sector both as an Officer and Councillor. Additionally this has included the Voluntary Sector particularly in respect of community engagement, multi-agency partnerships and the management of volunteer groups. He also has a special interest in both the natural and built environment. The restoration of Dean Road Chapel will create a focal point for the Cemetery which has very high environmental and amenity value for the benefit of the residents of Scarborough.

 

 

Liz Blades

Liz Blades

 

Liz says she was lucky enough to be born in Scarborough, the town she loves. She attended Gladstone Road junior school and then Scarborough Convent. She worked for Scarborough Building Society in various roles including cashier, IT system development and testing, staff training and latterly as Investment Manager. In 1991, have taken voluntary redundancy, she started a vehicle parts business with her husband which they ran successfully for 26 years until retiring in 2017. Liz is an active volunteer in many local groups including Scarborough Sea Cadets, Fishermen & Firemen`s Charity Fund, Castle Ward Tenants and Residents Association, Dean Rd & Manor Rd Friends Group and NWESSR and CAESSR (english springer / cocker spaniel rescue and rehoming). In her spare time she indulges in her hobbies of photography and gardening.