Remember this bit of AMP history?
ANOTHER gem from Robin Parkin’s archives in France. (Thank you Robin.)
Here’s an early copy of Mirror Pensioner from summer 1999, put together by our founder Tony Boram. It’s pretty basic – eight sides of A4 in black and white, stapled together. But it’s a masterpiece of news and comment.
1999 was an eventful year for the AMP.
We lost Don Wood at the age of only 71. He had retired in 1986. Don was a member of the original “three Musketeers” – the other two were Tony, of course, and Ken Hudgell. They banded together in 1990 to fight Maxwell for our pensions. Pensions lawyer Giles Orton supported them. And we all know what happened… eventually.
That same year saw the arrival of Michael Pickard as independent chairman of Mirror Pensions Trustees.
Alan Burns and Andy Golden were up for election to the trustee board. Alan Burns stepped down only this year!
Ken Hudgell’s AGM report was a bit bad tempered – the outgoing chairman of the trustees (Philip Sheridan) didn’t attend the meeting, and nor, much to Ken’s displeasure, did Mirror Group chairman-elect Victor Blank.
Oh, and Kevin Maxwell was cleared of contempt of court for refusing to answer questions from the DTI inspectors appointed to investigate the 1991 flotation of Mirror Group Newspapers. You can imagine how scathing Tony B was about that!
Takes you back, doesn’t it?
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Tom Brown and The Queen
Ken Irwin’s amazing record
Frank Thorne’s Longleat exclusive
A [different] Windsor get together
Digger Bowry’s trip down Memory Lane
Were you at this Meeting with Maxwell?
Howard “Johnny” Johnson’s retirement pic
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Sporting Life 2022 reunion
Bonner’s first play gets its premiere
He had the time of his Life – Geoff Lester’s memoirs
Congrats to centurion Donald McMaster
Reflections of a Mirror Man
Peter Thompson’s 21st book
Maggie Hall on all things Dracula
World exclusive scoop from Terry Pattinson’s book
Delano’s Italian job
Diamonds are forever
You can’t keep a good man down – Jimmy Baynes
Tony writes again…
Sporting Life – exclusive
Congrats from the Queen
Tony Bassett: My first novel
A Life remembered…
Fred’s Diamond achievement
Why not get in touch with Don Cameron?
Lino ship celebrations
Celebrating Maxwell Day
Geoff Lakeman’s new career
Tel’s new play
Jimmy’s military pilgrimage
Two new books by Mirror hacks
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