A well-known Blackpool woman known by many as “mum” has died.
Lynne Hall died at the age of 63 after being taken ill on holiday in Benidorm.
Lynne was the owner of the Beehive Cafe on Dickson Road during the 1980s and also was at one time the owner of one of the largest electrical and jewellery stores in Pricebusters in town.
She was better known for the Beehive, which was opposite what is now Funny Girls, and for being the daughter of Blackpool personality and boxing promoter Manny Goodall.
Her son Gavin Hall, said her death had been an unexpected shock and the whole family was devastated.
He said: “Mum was only 4ft 9ins tall but was a strong person, a good businesswoman and a great person all round.
“People always used to call her ‘mum’. I remember people coming round and they too would call her mum. People from all over the country knew her through coming here on holiday and the welcoming personality she had.
“She was someone whose shoulder we all could lean on.
“No matter what was going on in her life, she always put a smile on her face and was ready to help others.”
He said her husband Keith Hall was her soulmate, best friend and she was his help and support in the early days of getting his own business – Halls Scrap Metal going.
Lynne leaves husband Keith, sons Gavin Hall, Darren Threlfall, step-daughter Sarah-Jane and many family members. Her funeral details are yet to be announced.
Gavin added: “It is a terrible shock for us all, we have been left with a massive void to fill in our lives.”