Mark Robberts was born in the idyllic villages of the West Riding of Yorkshire. Following family tradition, he enlisted in the Royal Navy and, whilst stationed in Malta, served in the Suez conflict.
A keen rally driver, once back in civilian life, he joined the local motoring club and soon began to contribute to their monthly magazine. Encouraged by the response, his short stories soon began to appear in writing anthologies and it was only a matter of time before he was able to develop them into full length plays, winning awards into the bargain.
The most well known of these, Only Balls and Ashes, was an immediate success on the amateur dramatics circuit, and was soon to be followed by others, all espousing his typical northern humour, undiminished by a relocation to Tyneside.
As well as a writer, he also sang with the Hartlepool Male Voice Choir, and gave talks on military history.
Mark Robberts passed away in September 2023.