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Heartfelt tributes paid to Millie Barrass - the Mary Poppins of the Hoppings


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Tributes have flooded in for a 'kind' and 'caring' woman known as the Mary Poppins of the Hoppings.

Millie Barrass, 64, passed away at her Bedlington home on Sunday, May 10, following a short illness.

The Hoppings community has been left devastated at the loss of a figurehead who was loved by all those who knew her.

She also played an integral role of the successful campaign group 'Save Our Hoppings', which was launched after the popular Town Moor event was cancelled in 2013.

Close friend David Richards, 29, said: "Millie was a kind, sweet person who would do anything for anyone.

"Come hail, rain or shine you would see Millie pushing a silver cross pram followed by plenty of children.



View the full article at The Chronicle


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