A FORMER Huddersfield lecturer has died at the age of 93.
Mary Haywood - born Sykes - was born in Gledholt in June, 1912.
She attended Greenhead High School in the 1920s and went on to study economics and Spanish at the London School of Economics.
She married Clive Haywood in 1936 and the couple went to live in Bogata, Colombia.
The couple returned in 1939 as World War Two started and they settled at Howard Avenue, Lindley.
They later moved to New Hey Road, Mount.
Mrs Haywood began lecturing at Huddersfield Technical College, originally on the Huddersfield Polytechnic site, later Huddersfield University.
She devoted her working life to teaching subjects including company law, economics and geography at the college.
She retired from teaching in 1977 at the age of 65.
The mother-of-one was a life vice-president of the British Federation of University Women - now the Association of Women Graduates.
She was also involved in the running of the Colne Valley Museum and was a member of various groups including the Huddersfield Choral Society, Holmfirth Choral Society, Huddersfield Ladies' Bridge Club and the Huddersfield Philatelic Society.
She also continued playing tennis at Grove Lawn Tennis Club, Gledholt until the age of 73.
She spent her later years at Alwoodleigh Nursing Home, Edgerton.
She is survived by her son Stephen Haywood and his wife Angela, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.