The co-founder of Drayton Manor Theme Park has died, less than a month after her husband.
Vera Bryan died this morning at Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield, aged 96.
She and her husband, George, bought the derelict site in Tamworth in 1949 for just £6,000.
The park opened in 1950, soon becoming a national tourist attraction.
George Bryan, the founder and owner of Drayton Manor Park, has died at the age of 92.
Mr Bryan, was a trained engineer, who purchased the land for the site in 1949.
When the park opened in 1950, it had one restaurant, a tea room, three hand operated rides, six rowing boats, pedal cars and a second hand set of dodgems.
The park is still owned and run by the family to this day, and is one of the UK's most popular tourist attractions.
Snow hits Midlands attractions
The snow and ice may have melted but the impact of the arctic conditions are still being felt.
Some of the biggest tourist attractions in the Midlands were forced to close as the big freeze set in.
One says it has lost £750,000 and has seen a fifty per cent fall in visitor numbers compared to the same time last year. Deborah Hadfield reports.
A woman from Leicestershire has collapsed and died after going on a ride at a theme park.
Carla Knight, 42, from Barwell, suffered a cardiac arrest after going on the Maelstrom ride at Drayton Manor Theme Park in Staffordshire on Friday.
Ms Knight is thought to be a mother-of-two.
Colin Bryan, managing director at the theme park, said in a statement: "Our wishes and thoughts are with her family and friends at this devastating time."
Liz McGinn, communications manager at Staffordshire Police, said: "We can confirm there are no suspicious circumstances and a report will be prepared for Her Majesty's Coroner."