A FAMILY business which has been a big part of the town's heritage and history for decades will continue after the larger than life founder died earlier this month.

Tributes have been paid to Robin Masters who remained humble despite travelling the world.

Robin died on February 6, aged 81 leaving behind his two children Oliver and Louise, and his five grandchildren.

He’ll be known to most Barnsley residents after setting up ‘Masters’ and expanding his business to work worldwide.

Louise, 45, said: “He had his main haulage yard next to his house in Redbrook.

“In 1991 he expanded out to Barugh Green for his European journey.

“He was a very big character who travelled the world.

He did more than anyone could imagine but he still remained so humble.

He would always come back and have beans on toast or a pork pie. He’s left a massive dent in our lives.

“He stayed on the premises he bought in Redbrook and built a house on there.

“When he re-married he built another and three years ago I bought that one.

“I lived with him so he wasn’t on his own.”

Both Louise and Oliver will continue the family business which has been a big part of the town’s heritage and history for a number of decades.

The funeral will be held next Monday (March 6), at 2pm, at Barnsley Crematorium.

Donations in lieu of flowers are welcome to the Salvation Army.