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Tributes paid to Ludlow hotel manager after death aged 49

By Dominic Robertson | Ludlow | News | Published:

Tributes have been paid to a “caring, kind, and generous” hotel manager after he died aged 49.

David Bell died at Dinham Hall Hotel on July 5

David Bell was the manager at Dinham Hall Hotel in Ludlow.

The hotel’s joint owner, Frank Choblet, said Mr Bell had been a key part of the success of Dinham Hall, and that he would be sorely missed by colleagues and friends.

Mr Bell, who was born in Sheffield, had worked at the hotel for five years. He died at the hotel on July 5.

Mr Choblet said: “He is a great loss for us. He was very kind and very caring.

"He had given such strong support to the hotel and created a strong customer base. He was brilliant with guests and customers.

“He did a fantastic job here and he will be truly missed on a personal level.”

Mr Bell moved to Shropshire from Hertfordshire and initially lived in Bridgnorth before moving to Ludlow.

Mr Bell’s friend, Pamela Thom-Rowe, said he had fallen in love with the area.

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She said: “David moved from St Albans to Shropshire almost 20 years ago.

"Initially he lived near Bridgnorth, then Broseley, before moving finally to Ludlow.

"Despite having travelled all over the world it was Ludlow he loved best.

“He was so fond of the town and its people, the market, the restaurants but especially he loved working at Dinham Hall.”

Mr Bell’s funeral will take place at the Natural Death Centre at Westhope, Craven Arms at 1pm on Tuesday.

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