“A wonderful man who loved Salisbury”, is how a former mayor who has died has been described.

Peter Noel Chubb was born on December 23, 1928, at East Knoyle, the elder of two brothers.

He enlisted in the Coldstream Guards in 1946 and was based at Wellington barracks in London from where he performed guard duties at Buckingham palace and Windsor Castle.

In 1948 he served in Palestine and Libya during the peace keeping mission there. In 1950 Peter returned to the UK as he had contracted polio in Tripoli and spent three months in hospital after which he was no longer able to continue as a drill instructor and was downgraded to office work at Pirbright.

In 1951 Peter married Evelyn Coombes at Wilton Church and they lived in a flat in North Street, where both of their children were born before moving to Salisbury in 1954.

For most of his working life Peter was a travelling sales representative but later from 1981 worked as Craft and technology technician at Westwood School until his retirement.

He was elected as an independent councillor for St Paul’s Ward in1987 and served in this capacity for 12 years, before being dedicated to helping many constituents with housing and social problems and in 1993 Peter was elected Mayor in 1993.

'Proud supporter of football club'

Peter was a "proud supporter" of Salisbury Football Club and worked there as volunteer at the Ray Mac Stadium dealing with administration, finance, publicity and fund raising and was appointed honorary Vice President of the club in 2006.

The club said: "Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this tragic time. Thanks for your support and service to Salisbury football, Peter Chubb".

He also served as a committee representative and custody visitor on Salisbury Authority Police Division and was a long time member of the British Legion officiating at the opening of the club premises in Endless Street.

He died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, February 10, at Braemar Lodge Care Home in Salisbury

His daughter Margaret said: “Peter was a wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather who loved Salisbury and was dedicated to doing all he could in serving the city".

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