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Pat Midgley's family and others at the renaming of Norwich Street as Pat Midgely Lane

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Pat Midgley's family and others at the renaming of Norwich Street as Pat Midgely Lane

Image shows Pat Midgley's family plus Mark Latham from Urban Splash, Lord Bob Kerslake, Paul Blomfield MP, Deputy Mayor and Ward Councillor Sioned-Mair Roberts, Leader of Sheffield City Council Cllr Terry Fox.

From Sheffield City Council news release:

As a tribute to Councillor Pat Midgley (1937-2020) and her commitment to community and support for the regeneration of Park Hill, joint venture partners Urban Splash and Places for People have organised with Sheffield City Council to rename Norwich Street at Park Hill, Pat Midgley Lane.

An informal tribute event was held at Park Hill on Wednesday 16 June, 60 years to the day when Park Hill was officially opened by Sheffield City Council, where representatives from the community will join Pat's family and friends to unveil a copy of the new street sign. Cllr Terry Fox, Leader of Sheffield City Council, Park Hill ward councillors, Urban Splash and the family will say a few words about Pat's legacy.  Family members attending include her husband, Don, and  children Joanna and Neil.

Pat was a Labour councillor for 33 years and was dedicated to the City of Sheffield, especially Park Hill that is in the Manor Castle Ward where she was born, raised and lived her whole life. She was also a former Lord Mayor, magistrate and school governor for more than 50 years. Pat was also honoured with a Woman of Sheffield award in 2019 hosted by the Sheffield Star.

She was Chair of Housing in the 1990's and spearheaded Park Hills' application for English Heritage Grade II listed status, fielding criticism at the time from a sceptical public about the benefits of such a move.

She was the first serving politician in the UK known to have died from coronavirus and her last political act was to vote for Sir Keir Starmer in the Labour leadership race on Saturday 28 March 2020 - a day before she died and three days after testing positive for Covid-19.

Image from Sheffield City Council's Twitter account.

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