One of Huddersfield’s longest-serving magistrates has retired.
Mrs Gillian Dawson, 70, has stepped down after 25 years on the bench in the town.
Mrs Dawson had served on the adult bench and held a number of other positions. She chaired the Family Panel for six years, sat on the Drugs Panel and was a member of the licensing magistrates. She also worked in Crown Courts in the region.
Mrs Dawson was formerly Mrs Gillian Crowther, before marrying her second husband Andrew Dawson in 2008.
She has two daughters and a son, and 11 grandchildren.
She said: “With all those grandchildren, I am going to be very busy in retirement”.
Mrs Dawson spent 30 years working for the health authorities on Huddersfield, serving as a member of the former Huddersfield Health Authority for many years.
She was also responsible for organising activities by the Huddersfield Hospital League of Friends.
Mrs Dawson was a long-time acting member of Huddersfield Thespians and was also secretary of the group for many years.
She was presented with gifts by colleagues at Kirklees Magistrates Court.