Tributes to former Welwyn Hatfield mayors’ chauffeur
PUBLISHED: 14:18 17 October 2013 | UPDATED: 14:18 17 October 2013
A chauffeur who spent 20 years helping the mayors of Welwyn Hatfield fulfil their official duties, has died at the age of 72.
Dave Andrews, who retired in last May, died last Monday at the QE2 Hospital after complications from a routine operation.
Conservative councillor Kim Langley, who served as mayor in 2010/11, told the WHT: “He was such a good person – so kind, and always so professional.
“He had a great sense of humour, and he had a way of sort of telling me off with a twinkle in his eye.”
Before starting work for the council, Dave worked as a taxi driver in Hatfield, and was also licensee of a private club, known as The Hatters and later Langleys.
He was well known around Welwyn Hatfield as an entertainment agent, arranging live music for many pubs and clubs.
Dave’s other activities included helping run the QE2 Sports and Social Club for about 30 years.
He will be buried this Friday at the cemetery in Southway, Hatfield, after a funeral at St John’s Church, Lemsford.
A borough council spokeswoman said: “We are very sad to hear of Dave Andrews’ passing.
“Dave served as the mayors’ chauffeur for many years with consummate professionalism.
“He will be well remembered by all who knew him here as loyal, trusted and very much valued.
“Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”
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