Bookseller, teacher and Waterloo community activist Maureen Robinson has died unexpectedly.
She first got to know local people when she opened Mrs Robinson's Bookshop in Hatfields. This was a period when the area was far from fashionable and had no other bookshop.
More recently she had returned to teaching with long periods at St Jude's School, Charles Dickens School and Snowsfields School.
In Waterloo Maureen was chair of the Friends of Waterloo Library. Following Maureen's sudden death a Friends' meeting due to be held this week has been postponed as a mark of respect.
Maureen was also a trustee of the Waterloo Community Development Group. At the general meetings it was not unusual for her to question visiting representatives of property developers proposing new tall buildings in Waterloo.
The funeral is at Lewisham Crematorium (Hither Green Cemetery) at 1.30pm on Wednesday 25 April when friends are welcome to be present (NB – please note change of time and venue).
Maureen leaves daughters Anna and Abi.
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