The dream of Fisherman's Friend founder Doreen Lofthouse became reality when the statue of Eros was mounted on its plinth. The statue was put in place to act as a welcome to Fleetwood, located as it is in the middle of a roundabout on Amounderness Way.

Doreen Lofthouse: The life of the Fleetwood philanthropist and Fisherman's Friend owner in pictures

Today we are paying tribute to Doreen Lofthouse, one of Fleetwood's much loved business icons, who has died aged 91.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 11:17 am
Updated Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 11:29 am

As well as being one of the driving forces behind the Fisherman's Friend brand, Doreen also supported many good causes and community projects in Fleetwood, donating millions of pounds through the years.

Tributes have poured into today following the news. You can read some of the many messages here.

Here are just some of many pictures from our archives over the last 30 years.

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