DAME PQ AUDREY MAYE --- OUR AUD

We were all shocked and saddened on 3rd Sept to hear the news that our wonderful
Dame PQ Audrey Maye had finally passed away after a long illness.
She was 'ROSWYN' and she loved this house and the fact that it had been so generously given to the Ratlings back in 1965 by Sir Billy Butlin. She fought hard over the years to help keep it going and would proudly show any new members round and let them know that:
 'It was a safe haven for any Ratling to live in if they ever needed to'
She had been a member of the GOLR for over 60 years and had appeared in many of the Ratlings' cabarets, and in 2009 received the highest honour given by the members of the GOLR, she became a Dame of our Order - it was so very well deserved and she loved being 'our Dame'.
Back in 2015, Audrey said that Roswyn was the Jewel in the Crown of the GOLR, and she was right, but we say that our Audrey is it's heart and the heart of the GOLR, and she always will be.
She was the most loving, kind and truthful human being with an incredible generosity of spirit,
a wonderful sense of humour and a zest for life.
 
She will be missed more than words can say, but she will ALWAYS be remembered in the
Lady Ratings and especially at Roswyn.
In 2018, we intend to hold a special event at Roswyn in her memory, a day full
of love and laughter which sums up Audrey completely. 
God Bless our Aud, forever in our hearts. Love From Your Roswyn Gals xxxx


 
Roswyn has its own House Committee, Treasurer and Trustees who have run the House and the accounts from its start in 1965 and continue today to take loving care of the building.

During its 52 year history, the House Committee has chosen many Lady Ratlings to be The Trustees and Committee Members, and they have all given generously of their time, and worked tirelessly to keep the House and Garden maintained and cleaned.

The purchasing of the House was the idea of the late Dame PQ Vie Riscoe and when she suggested the idea to Sir Billy Butlin he generously donated £10,000 for a House to be purchased, and it was the late Dame PQ Wyn Hearn who eventually found 'Roswyn'.

We were so grateful that Lady Butlin continued the long standing connection with Roswyn, her support and love over the years was much appreciated.
In 2016, Lady Ratling Jacquie Butlin very kindly agreed to be Patron of Roswyn and so the Butlin tradition continues.

The House is held in trust for the GOLR members (The Sir Billy Butlin GOLR Foundation Fund)
and the current Trustees are:
Dame PQ AUDREY MAYE
P.PR. CHERRIE BUTLIN
PQ MARSHA RAE RATCLIFF
PQ SHARON MAXIM
1st Gd R KAY CARMAN

The Current House Committe:
DAME PQ AUDREY MAYE
CURATOR, P.PR. BILLIE ROPER
P.O.: PAMELA CRAINE
P.O. PAT BRYAN
P.O.: TRICIA HAYES
2nd GD R. KAY CARMAN
LR SUZANNA RICKMAN
PQ SHARON MAXIM
Treasurer: P.O. ANITA PRICE