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A chance to remember Frank

The Nottingham branch of the National Union of Journalists is planning a memorial to journalist and author Frank Palmer, who died earlier this year aged 66.

Mr Palmer was a keen member of the NUJ, and a former chairman of the Nottingham branch. He was also vice-president of Keyworth Cricket Club to whom the NUJ plans to present a bench bearing his name for the start of the 2001 season.

A fund is already underway, but more donations are welcome. Cheques should be sent to Kevin Stanley, c/o BBC Radio Nottingham, London Road, Nottingham NG3 5AL and should be made payable to NUJ Nottingham.

Mr Palmer started his career with the Lincoln Chronicle and Lincolnshire Echo in the 1950s. He went on to run Eastern News Service before joining the Manchester office of the Daily Express.

For more than 20 years he was the Daily Mirror’s man in the East Midlands and became a friend and mentor to many journalists in the regional and national press.

He took early retirement in 1991 and went on to produce 16 compelling crime novels.

To return to the tribute article published by HoldTheFrontPage in June click here

To read our report of Mr Palmer’s funeral, originally published on this website on June 10 click here

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