Doncaster skip hire king Roy Bolland dies

Roy Bolland.
Roy Bolland.

The funeral of one of Doncaster’s biggest household names will take place later today.

Skip hire king Roy Bolland, whose distinctive yellow skips have been a feature around town streets for nearly forty years, died last month after a short illness.

The funeral of Mr Bolland, 78, will take place from 4pm today at Rose Hill Crematorium.

A family statement said: “One of Doncaster’s best known household names in the waste industry, Roy Bolland passed away last week after a short illness.

“Roy started serving Doncaster folk as a well known house builder and with construction companies back in the late seventies.”

He began his business with just one lorry and six skips but his name became synonymous with skip hire in Doncaster, his name being seen on virtually every street corner of the town with more than 500 skips.

The statement added: “Roy was heavily involved in many charity organisations, some of which included Tickhiill Road Hospital League of Friends, where he was chairman from 1977 to 1992 and the Thorne Rural Lions, which he became president of in 1993.

“Roy had many good friends over the years and raised large amounts for various charities. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.”

Mr Bolland, of Bessacarr, died on March 24.

The father of two children, Steve and Sue, Mr Bolland also had grandchildren, and was a widower, following the death of his wife Veronica.
Donations in Mr Bolland’s memory can be made to Cancer Research UK.