Former Mayor of Brackley remembered

Brian Cable
Brian Cable

The funeral is being held next week for former Mayor of Brackley Brian Cable, who passed away on February 11, aged 87.

Brian was Mayor of Brackley in 1977-78 and again in 1986-87, having spent a number of years on the town council.

He was one of the founding members of the Brackley European Association, involved in the twinning with both Les Pavillons-Sous-Bois in France and Montabaur in Germany.

He was also a founder member of the Brackley Society for mentally handicapped children, and served on school parent teacher associations and as a parent governor.

Brian had lived in Brackley with Margaret, his wife of 64 years, since 1962, settling halfway between his home city of Norwich, and Margaret’s roots in Bath.

His son Tim said: “Dad loved living in Brackley, and did his best to give back to the town.

“We would like to give our thanks to the staff at the Horton and John Radcliffe hospitals for the care that they gave dad in his final days.”

District Councillor for Brackley South, Caryl Billingham, said: “Brian Cable joined Brackley Town Council in 1975 and was a very valued and effective member for many years, serving on two occasions as town mayor, including the year of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.

“He was also very involved with the Brackley European Association, serving as its chairman, treasurer and secretary over the years.

“Brian always applied great enthusiasm and commitment to any organisation or project with which he became involved.

“I send my condolences to his wife Margaret and son Tim, and all his family.”

Brian’s funeral will be held at St Peter’s Church , Brackley, at 2pm on Thursday, March 2.