A former doctor who worked for more than 25 years in Walsall has passed away at the age of 93.
Peter Pollitt ran his own surgery on Broadway, which had approximately 3,500 patients, as well as working in casualty at the old Walsall General Hospital.
He had also served as a magistrate in the Black Country town before passing away suddenly at his home last week.
Son Nick, a former pupil of Queen Mary's Grammar School said: "He was always proud of his job as a doctor. He loved to tell us all the stories of being called out in the middle of the night to deliver babies at home."
Mr Pollitt added that his father told him of other extraordinary things GPs used to do back in the post-war era.
He began working in Walsall in 1951 before retiring in the late 1970s when he moved to the village of Cleeve Prior, near Evesham, Worcestershire.
He was also a member of the Walsall Car Club back in the 1960s where he became an enthusiastic photographer in his retirement.
His grandson Stuart, who also attended Queen Mary's, said: "When I was at the school, teachers, staff and even parents would always ask if I was related to Dr Pollitt.
"Even though he had retired nearly 20 years earlier, they would tell me what a great doctor he was and how he had helped them. It always made me feel very proud."
Dr Pollitt's first wife Gwen, the first woman ever to be elected on to the Walsall Council, passed away in 1974 and his second wife Marjerie passed away more than 10 years ago.
He leaves behind three sons, three grandsons and two great-grandchildren. His funeral will be taking place at the Wellesbourne Crematorium on Monday, July 28.
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