Peter left the paper this week after 20 years as editor – a feat unequalled in its 105-year history.
And to mark his retirement several parties were held in his honour!
On Thursday around 100 people attended an official company farewell hosted by Ian Park, chairman of the Northcliffe Newspaper Group.
Guests included editors and managing directors from around the group, together with Peter’s wife Carole and daughters Lisa and Stefanie; Michael Brown, fomerly MP for Brigg and Cleethorpes and now an Independent columnist; Linda Christmas from City University and Tony Jaffa from Foot Anstey Sargent.
Earlier in the week a party was held for the present staff from all departments of Grimsby & Scunthorpe Newspapers Ltd to bid farewell to Peter.
And at yet another party around 120 guests gathered at a Cleethorpes’ pub to wish Peter well, including a large contingent of one-time Telegraph reporters who had made the journey to Cleethorpes’ to see the man who gave them their start on the editorial ladder.
Peter became Telegraph editor in 1982.
Milestones during his time at the paper include the October 1990 transformation to a tabloid format and the memorable Press Club Scoop of the Year where Chancellor of the Exchequer Norman Lamont told his Grimsby-based mum that he was about to resign – and she told the Telegraph.
Peter began his career at the Hull Daily Mail’s Beverley office before moving to Hull as a sub, working his way up to chief sub and assistant editor before winning the Grimsby and Scunthorpe editorship.
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