The former editor of a Lincolnshire weekly has died aged 76.
Clive Woodhead sat in the editor’s chair of the Gainsborough Standard for 28 years after starting his journalism career with the Gainsborough News in 1958 aged 26 following a spell in the RAF.
During his editorship, he forged strong links with the local community and became involved in the Rotary Club, Crime Prevention Panel and Heritage Society.
Clive’s widow Jean told the Standard: “He was a very good husband, very old fashioned and always firm but fair.
“He always made sure that we never went without, and he was extremely supportive in everything we did.”
His daughter Celia added: “Football was one of his huge passions, and he held a record for never missing a Trinity home or away match.
“He was always there for you, and would check your homework for spelling mistakes, just like he was checking the paper.”
Clive was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2004 and received daycare at a local nursing home where he died on Monday with his wife and daughter by his bedside.