A journalist who worked on newspapers both in England and Africa has died aged 65, after a battle with cancer.
He began his career as a 15-year-old cub reporter on the Knutsford Guardian newspaper, before moving to Uganda at 21 to work as a journalist.
After two years he returned to Cheshire and then moved to the Stockport Express, where he met his wife Sandra.
The couple married in 1965 and went out to Nairobi, where their children Steven and Debbie were born, and Dave was the chief sub-editor at The Daily Nation.
Upon their return to the UK, they settled in Hull and had their third child, Simon.
In 1985 they set up home in Congleton, where Dave worked on the town’s Chronicle newspaper and then spent a brief spell on the North West Times, before moving as a sub-editor to The Sentinel, where he worked for 17 years.
He returned to the Chronicle as deputy editor at the age of 60 and stayed until he retired last May.
His funeral was due to be held in Macclesfield today.