Posted: February 6th, 2018
June Robson, widow of Daily Mirror wireroom man BILL “ROBBIE” ROBSON, has been in touch to tell us: “I sadly report the loss of my beloved husband Bill Robson. He passed away peacefully on January 7, (2018). Bill worked for many years in Fleet Street, mostly in the Daily Mirror wireroom, after a stint in the Royal Navy. He was 81.”
Bill’s funeral is at 12.30pm on Wednesday, February 21 at Eltham Crematorium, Crown Woods Way, London SE9 2AZ, followed by a reception at the United Services Club, 108 Main Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6NE.
Bill’s former colleague JOHN SHORT writes: “I worked with Robbie in the Mirror wireroom/telephoto right next to the editor’s office. It was a brilliant job… we used to travel all over the place covering news and sports stories as a team with the darkroom lads and a photographer.
“The photographer took the pictures… the darkroom boys developed and printed them, and we would mount the pictures on a telephoto machine and send them back to the Mirror. These days the poor old snapper has to do it all by him or her self.
“Assignments ranged from weeks in the West Country covering the Jeremy Thorpe scandal, to watching Test cricket for five days at Edgbaston or Trent Bridge. Of course, we got some work done, as well!”
By PETER THOMPSON
© Peter Thompson 2021. Extracted from Cudlipp’s Circus by Peter Thompson, Kindle Edition.
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