Tributes to top hotelier

Paul Rollings
Paul Rollings

Tributes have been paid to a long-time leading figure in the Fylde hotel trade who has died at the age of 63.

Paul Rollings, a director of the Lindum Hotel, St Annes, was president of the Holiday Association of Lytham St Annes (HALSA) for more than 25 years.

He had long suffered from lung problems and had been awaiting a transplant prior to his death in Manchester Royal Infirmary at the weekend.

Susan Felles, secretary of HALSA, said: “We were all so shocked to hear of Paul’s death and will miss him so much. He did so much work for the Association for so many years without complaints about his workload or the health problems we knew he had.

“HALSA will be making a donation to the charity nominated in his memory and I am sure there will be a very large turnout of Association members at his funeral.”

Renowned Fylde chef Paul Rowley was Mr Rollings’ brother-on-law and worked closely with him in the family hotel business for more than 30 years.

He said: “He will be sadly missed. He was an integral part of a strong family unit and we are so grateful for the all the cards and tributes we have received in his memory.”

Along with wife Sue, Mr Rollings leaves two daughters, Amy and Hannah. His funeral will take place at St Thomas Church next Tuesday, November 12, at 12.30pm and donations in his memory are invited for the New Start Charity at Wythenshawe Hospital. Details from funeral director Roland Whitehead and Daughter on (01253) 780860.