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  • Queen Elizabeth and Capel St Mary

    Posted: January 20th, 2023

    Here’s the full issue of David Thompson ‘s Capel reporter.

    Capel Reporter 20pp

  • Sporting Life reunion

    Posted: May 3rd, 2022

    By Paul Duffett

    Hi everyone,
    May 12 is an ideal opportunity to mark the 24th anniversary of the final edition of The Sporting Life.

    Please …

  • Bonner’s play finally gets its premiere

    Posted: April 8th, 2022

    … So I wrote ‘Dead Lies’ – quickly, before he changed his mind! He seemed to like it. Things moved forward at …

  • Geoff had the time of his Life

    Posted: July 10th, 2021

    AS promised, here are some extracts from Geoff Lester’s extraordinary account of his 34-year working life on The Sporting Life, …

  • Centurion Donald

    Posted: May 30th, 2021

    DONALD MCMASTER joined the Record and Mail’s Process Department at the company’s old HQ in Glasgow’s Hope Street before the move to …

  • Reflections of a Mirror Man

    Posted: May 24th, 2021

    IT’S hard to believe now but sports stories were once confined to back pages of Fleet Street newspapers. John Jackson was a …

  • Peter Thompson’s 21st book

    Posted: November 25th, 2020

    PETER THOMSON’S “The Quest for Freedom” was published this June, and commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the death of the great socialist …

  • Maggie Hall tells all about Dracula

    Posted: November 8th, 2020

    MAGGIE HALL’S new book is All Things Dracula: An A-Z Of The Count Who Refuses To Die. She writes: “As the blurb …

  • A Scoop for AMP – from Terry Pattinson’s memoirs – The Story that Disappeared

    Posted: October 29th, 2020

    TERRY PATTINSON’s book has been in the pipeline for many years, and it’s thanks to the Covid lockdown that former Daily Mirror …

  • Delano’s Italian job

    Posted: October 22nd, 2020

    A new novel by TONY DELANO, the Daily Mirror’s former foreign correspondent (among other roles), is always worth checking out.

    He’s pictured, right, …

  • Diamonds are forever

    Posted: May 19th, 2020

    DESPITE lockdown limitations, those two old Mirror hacks John and Barbara Jackson happily celebrated their Diamond Wedding on May 7.

    Said Barbara: “Sixty …

  • Tony writes again…

    Posted: May 9th, 2020

    FORMER Sunday People journalist TONY BASSETT has had his second book published – the spy thriller The Lazarus Charter. The new book …

  • Did you enjoy a Sporting Life?

    Posted: April 5th, 2019

    If yes, put this in your diary. The next Sporting Life reunion is on Thursday, May 9 from 6.30pm onwards, earlier if …

  • Congratulations from the Queen

    Posted: January 7th, 2019


    My father, Donald McMaster, retired from the Daily Record process department in 1986 after many years’ service.

    He will be 98 …

  • Tony’s first novel

    Posted: December 6th, 2018

    FORMER Sunday People journalist Tony Bassett began writing books three years ago after more than forty years in journalism, and has just …

  • Jeremy’s Golden years

    Posted: September 4th, 2018

    FORMER Sporting Life executive editor and golf correspondent extraordinaire Jeremy Chapman and his wife Christa celebrated their Golden Wedding in July. It …

  • Sunday Mirror, 1964. Remember this?

    Posted: August 19th, 2018

    Author Daniel M Smith is appealing for help with research for his latest book.

    He writes: “Were you working on the Sunday Mirror …

  • Sporting Life 20th anniversary reunion/wake

    Posted: February 28th, 2018

    Were you a Sporting Lifer? In Long Acre? Holborn? Clerkenwell? Canary Wharf?

    The Sporting Life was Britain’s oldest daily newspaper, racing’s greatest daily …

  • Fred’s a DIAMOND geezer!

    Posted: February 13th, 2018

    Diamond Weddings are quite rare, perhaps even more so in the newspaper business! So let’s congratulate FRED LOFTHOUSE and his wife Olive …

  • Remember Don Cameron?

    Posted: January 2nd, 2018

    From Don’s daughter Fiona:

    I’m writing to see if anyone in the AMP remembers my father, Don Cameron, who worked on the Mirror …

  • Lino ship celebrations x 2

    Posted: November 20th, 2017

    CHAS BATES reports: We had a great time celebrating Maxwell Day at the Cheshire Cheese on November 11. There were 18 of …

  • Celebrating “Maxwell Day”

    Posted: November 1st, 2017


    COME and  join us the annual lino ops/comps gathering at the Cheshire Cheese (145 Fleet St, London EC4A 2BU), on …

  • Now Geoff’s making the headlines

    Posted: January 31st, 2017

    By Jill Palmer

    Former veteran Daily Mirror reporter GEOFF LAKEMAN is now a musician and has released his debut solo CD – at …

  • Tel’s new play

    Posted: October 5th, 2016

    FORMER Daily Mirror industrial editor Terry Pattinson has written another play, this time a comedy about life in old Fleet Street.

    The play …

  • Jimmy’s military pilgrimage

    Posted: August 16th, 2016

    War hero and AMP stalwart JIMMY BAYNES recently made a pilgrimage of sorts to Winchester to restore an old soldier’s ancient trophy …

  • Steve’s latest

    Posted: February 4th, 2016

    FORMER Mirror reporter STEVE ATKINSON’s  first book of short stories – Ghosts who Google (Amazon), published in May 2013, has gone to …

  • Chaplin’s latest book

    Posted: February 4th, 2016

    FORMER Mirror features sub JOHN CHAPLIN has just published his 13th book – Speedway Legends. It maybe an unlucky number for some, …

  • MGN ad dept 1985

    Posted: January 12th, 2016

    Were you there? MGN advertisement department stalwart and active AMP member Ian Macdonald sent in this group photo of some of his …

  • John Chaplin

    Posted: May 15th, 2014

    RETIRED Daily Mirror features sub JOHN CHAPLIN publishes his twelfth book this autumn. Called Speedway: The Greatest Moments it deals with his …

  • We must remember this

    Posted: January 28th, 2014

    NEWSFLASH: This May 13th (2014) will see many Lifers at The White Swan, Fetter Lane, London EC4 from 8pm (earlier if you …

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