Passing of a loyal and dedicated Pinchbeck councillor, aged 92

Former Pinchbeck parish and district councillor Tom Bray.
Former Pinchbeck parish and district councillor Tom Bray.
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Tom Bray, who was married to wife Janet for exactly 60 years, was a district councillor for 43 years and a parish councillor for 39 years.

Tom did a lot for the community but Pinchbeck was his main love.

Janet Bray, wife of former Pinchbeck district and parish councillor Tom Bray

Born in March 1923, Mr Bray went to Pinchbeck East Primary School and the former Moulton Grammar School before joining the Grenadier Guards in 1941 and seeing action in World War II.

As well as his wife, Mr Bray also leaves a daughter, grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs Bray said: “Tom did a lot for the community and spent a tremendous amount of time at meetings, but Pinchbeck was his main love.

“He helped set up Ayscoughfee Hall Museum, and was also very interested in Pinchbeck Engine Museum, Spalding Gentleman’s Society and SADOS (Spalding Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society) of which we were both members.”

Paul Przyszlak, former deputy leader of South Holland District Council, said: “Tom was a lovely bloke, always cheerful and always had a good word for everybody.”

Mr Bray’s funeral will be held at St Mary’s Church, Pinchbeck, on Thursday, September 10 at 2.30pm.