Mon, 30 March, 2020


Farewell – Obituaries

  • Fred Lofthouse

    Posted: March 26th, 2020


    FRED LOFTHOUSE, who worked at MGN in the cashiers, and later in the Holborn library, died yesterday (Mar 25, 2020). He was …

  • Syd Young

    Posted: March 7th, 2020

    Former Daily Mirror reporter SYDNEY YOUNG died on March 6 [2020]. Syd had been in hospital for a few days with pneumonia …

  • David Robertson

    Posted: March 7th, 2020

    DAVID ROBERTSON, former Sunday Mail picture editor, and “our stalwart FoC at the worst of times during the Maxwell years”, died on …

  • Ian Metcalfe

    Posted: February 24th, 2020

    IAN METCALFE,  former Daily Record reporter, died on February 10 [2020] in Haddington Care Home, East Lothian. He was 76. …

  • Alice Avery

    Posted: February 20th, 2020

    Remembering Alice Avery

    We are sad to report that Alice Avery died on January 21 [2020]. She would have been 96 …

  • Mike Bowen

    Posted: January 27th, 2020

    MIKE BOWEN, former deputy sports editor of the Daily Mirror, died on New Year’s Day, aged 76, after a long battle with …

  • Cyril Maitland

    Posted: November 24th, 2019

    Former Daily Mirror photographer CYRIL MAITLAND has died in Ashland, South Oregon. He had lived in the States for many years. He …

  • John Watson

    Posted: November 17th, 2019

    Former Sporting Life stalwart and later Daily Mirror production man JOHN WATSON died on November 13 (2019). He had been suffering from …

  • Roy Mobbs

    Posted: October 28th, 2019

    WE are sad to record the death of ROY MOBBS, who died on 11 June, 2019, writes CARO CLUSKEY. Roy was a …

  • Norman Cox

    Posted: October 20th, 2019

    NORMAN COX, Sunday Mirror stalwart sub and former Daily Express features executive, has died at the age of 84. Norman, who was …

  • Colin Wills

    Posted: October 7th, 2019

    With thanks to ANDREW GOLDEN:

    COLIN WILLS, the Sunday Mirror’s enormously respected writer, bon viveur, raconteur, and all round good fellow, has departed …

  • Peter Bishop

    Posted: September 24th, 2019

    Sunday People reporter PETER BISHOP died on August 13, (2019). He was 89.

    Following National Service in the RAF, he joined Brennard’s News …

  • Brian Bass

    Posted: August 14th, 2019

    “One of the great Mirrormen”

    BRIAN BASS, former sub-editor, associate night editor, production editor and features editor on the Daily Mirror, …

  • Terry Houston

    Posted: July 19th, 2019

    TERRY HOUSTON, a former Daily Record reporter and then feature writer, died on July 15 [2019]. After the Record he was news …

  • Alan Hunter

    Posted: July 19th, 2019

    ALAN HUNTER, a former Daily Record district man in Fife, died on May 15 [2019], aged 75. His son Graeme, a freelance …

  • John McCririck

    Posted: July 16th, 2019

    JOHN McCRIRICK: 17 April 1940 – 5 July 2019

    “LARGER than life” is a description that fitted JOHN McCRIRICK perfectly, writes Caro Cluskey.

    Many …

  • Brian Cullinan

    Posted: April 22nd, 2019

    Our old friend and brave colleague BRIAN CULLINAN died in Kingston upon Thames Hospital  on April 21 [2019].

    His funeral is …

  • Doreen Spooner

    Posted: April 21st, 2019

    DOREEN SPOONER, the first female staff photographer on Fleet Street, died on April 21 [2019] aged 91. Her remarkable career spanned five …

  • Richard Fry

    Posted: April 17th, 2019

    RICHARD FRY – deputy circulation manager in the heyday of the Sunday Mirror for much of the 1970s – died on April …

  • Jim Morrison

    Posted: April 1st, 2019

    From Malcom Speed: JIM MORRISON, former deputy news editor and later features editor of the Daily Record, was found dead in his …

  • Jim Barclay

    Posted: March 28th, 2019

    JAMES ‘Jim’ BARCLAY, a former night picture editor on the Daily Record, died on March 24, (2019) aged 86.

    Jim was a successful …

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