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 in the darkroom attending the London School of Printing and Graphic Arts – City & Guilds. He left the Darkroom in 1966 and joined the Sunday Mirror as a permanent casual photographer covering sport, features, fashion etc.
In 1971, he joined the staff of the Sunday Mirror as a photographer, taking up the NUJ FoC mantle in 1977. Between 1985-87 he was an assistant picture editor on the Daily Mirror. He retired to Wales with his family 2005. Peter is still an active member of the Labour Party, Co-Operative Party of Wales and a Life member of the NUJ. He is still actively taking pictures for pleasure, particularly in Italy.
By PETER THOMPSON
© Peter Thompson 2021. Extracted from Cudlipp’s Circus by Peter Thompson, Kindle Edition.
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