Fri, 15 December, 2017


Committee

  • David Thompson – Life President

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    DAVID THOMPSON joined the Daily Mirror as a news sub-editor in 1966. Two years on he was in the political team becoming …

  • Deborah Thomas – Chairman

    Posted: March 13th, 2017


    DEBORAH THOMAS, who was appointed chairman of AMP in June 2017,  got her first journalistic job on the iconic ’60s magazine, Nova, …

  • Gerald Mowbray – Secretary

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    Gerald Mowbray spent most of his working life in the general printing industry in various management positions before moving to MGN and …

  • Tom Brown – Deputy chairman

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    Tom Brown trained in Scotland, then worked on the Daily Express in London 1964-78 as news reporter, news and features executive, medical …

  • Roy White – Treasurer

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    ROY WHITE started in 1956 at Hulton Press as a clerk. When Odhams took the company over in 1959 Hultons changed its …

  • Caro Cluskey – Editor/website

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    CARO CLUSKEY enjoyed a long and successful career with Odhams Newspapers and Mirror Group, first on the Sunday People and latterly in …

  • Brian Bass – consultant

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    BRIAN BASS spent his entire working life in journalism. He joined the  Peterborough Advertiser on leaving school, moved to the Boston Guardian …

  • Bill Berentemfel

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    BILL BERENTEMFEL joined the Mirror organisation in 1961 working for the Sunday Pictorial. He transferred to IPC in 1966 when the IPC …

  • Jean Carr

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    JEAN CARR worked as a staff journalist for over 35 years on student, local, regional and national newspapers. She was one of …

  • Peter Cook

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    PETER COOK started work as a tape room boy at the Mirror at Christmas 1954/5. In 1957 he began a five-year apprenticeship …

  • Rob Cunningham

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    Rob Cunningham began work as a graphic artist, and in 1991, joined the process department of the SDR&SM until early retirement in …

  • George Easton

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    GEORGE EASTON joined the Daily Record & Sunday Mail in 1970 as Borders/North of England circulation representative. He moved to Glasgow in …

  • Ray Evans

    Posted: November 20th, 2017


    RAY EVANS was introduced to the Daily Mirror by his father Dave, who joined the Mirror library in 1948 and stayed for …

  • John Hemple

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    JOHN HEMPLE joined the Daily Mirror in 1960, one day before his fifteenth birthday. During a 41-year career with the company he …

  • Stephanie Kerstein

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    STEPHANIE KERSTEIN left the Mirror in 1993 after Maxwell’s death. She worked as a researcher in the Live Letters department, working with …

  • Isabel Mulligan

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    Isabel Mulligan joined the Scottish Daily Record & Sunday Mail working in tele-sales. She moved over to advertising make-up and learned to …

  • Tony Patey

    Posted: October 23rd, 2017


    TONY PATEY was a rookie reporter on the Hertfordshire Mercury, and had stints with East London News Agency and the Bucks Herald, …

  • Dick Polyblank

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    DICK POLYBLANK started work at Mirror Group in 1974 and by the time he moved on in 1994, he was financial controller …

  • Bill Rowntree

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    BILL ROWNTREE worked his first Saturday shift for then Sunday Mirror picture editor Derek Jameson in 1964. Bill was sent to watch …

  • Vilma Smith

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    VILMA SMITH joined the Daily Herald straight from college as junior features secretary working for such great names as Ann Pacey, Tony …

  • Malcolm Speed

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    MALCOLM SPEED retired from the Daily Record in 2006 after more than 40 years’ pensionable service. He had been news editor of …

  • Russell Stewart

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    RUSSELL STEWART left the Daily Record through voluntary redundancy in 2004, after 33 years service.  His Record career began in Hope Street …

  • David Tattersall

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    DAVID TATTERSALL started as a journalist in 1964 on the Lancashire Evening Telegraph in Blackburn, followed by a stint on The Journal in Newcastle …

  • Dennis Tinker

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    DENNIS TINKER was born in South Africa in 1949, and in 1956 travelled to England on the Carnarvon Castle ship with his …

  • Ray Weaver

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    RAY WEAVER entered newspapers in 1961 aged 20 as a photographer on the South East London Mercury. In 1964 he joined the …

  • Monty Court (honarary committe member)

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    MONTY COURT came to the AMP committee after a lifetime in Fleet Street. Following five years on provincial newspapers he joined the Evening …

  • David Robertson (honorary committe member)

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    DAVID ROBERTSON joined the Daily Record and Sunday Mail as a photographer in 1969. He was active in the SDR&SM NUJ Chapel …

  • Crawford McAfee

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    CRAWFORD McAFEE has been an AMP Committee Member for several years. He is now fully retired after a sub-editing career spanning 49 …

  • Arthur Saxby (honorary committe member)

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    Arthur Saxby began his 36-year career with the company in 1964 and it ended in 2000 by way of redundancy. His first …

  • Alan Shillum (honorary committe member)

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    ALAN SHILLUM studied engineering but entered newspapers in 1958 aged 24 as a reporter on the Walthamstow Guardian. In 1961 he became …

  • Patricia Smyllie (honorary committe member)

    Posted: September 16th, 2015


    PATRICIA SMYLLIE began her career in the Foreign Office (Berlin, London). She later became the Daily Mail’s junior foreign correspondent, then filled …