Community worker and supporter of the arts, Di Smith

Di Smith pictured by Jason Elliott, an image from the Hebden Bridge 500 faces collection
Di Smith pictured by Jason Elliott, an image from the Hebden Bridge 500 faces collection

THE funeral will be held on Monday for a well-known community worker, Di Smith, of Heptonstall.

She was the current chairwoman of the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, a former chairwoman and current membership secretary of Hebden Bridge Little Theatre and an active member of Heptonstall Methodist Church.

Di was born in Newcastle-under-Lyme and moved to Heptonstall in 1978 with her husband, Trevor.

She worked as a health visitor in Holmfirth and later in Todmorden, and after retiring worked part-time at Hebden Bridge Information Centre.

She was an active member of Heptonstall Forward improvement group and a founder member of the Well Women Centre, in Halifax.

Di was involved in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament when it was at its peak, taking part in demonstrations at Menwith Hill and Greenham Common.

She was a governor of Heptonstall Primary School in the 1980s and Calder High School, Mytholmroyd, in the 1990s.

Di, who died after a long illness, leaves her husband and a daughter, Lucy.

Her funeral will be held at Heptonstall Methodist Church at 11am followed by cremation at Park Wood, Elland.