REDCAR REMEMBERS THE FIRST WORLD WAR
Local Stories from The Front and Home Front
A lottery-funded co-production
By Craig Hornby
& The Friends of Redcar Cemetery
marking the centenary of the
start of World War One.
1914 – 2014
BBC Tees Interview
VERA ROBINSON MBE
Vera sadly passed away on 31st July 2015 at the grand age of 101. She was awarded the MBE in 1971 for her 40 years of teaching in a deprived area (Grangetown) and for her pioneering work in environmental studies. She was President of Redcar RNLI who she began raising funds for in 1930 as a girl of 16. It is estimated she has personally raised a staggering £1m+ in her lifetime. She was also a keen local historian for Redcar writing a dozen books. I met her in 1991 when she appeared in my early doco ‘Grangetown-North of the Road’. She had one son of her own and fostered dozens of others. They were all lads, often a bit wayward and all soon straightened out by no nonsense Vera. An epic life, an epic legacy, a Redcar legend.