One of the Tamworth Herald’s longest serving employees, Gilbert Brown, has died. He was 81.
Gilbert worked at the Herald for 51 years, starting as a tea boy in 1933 when he was 14.
He worked his way up to become the company’s leading Linotype operator, and became a proof reader when computer typesetting equipment was introduced.
His career was interrupted during the war when he served with the North Staffordshire Regiment, and he returned in 1946 when he was injured on manoeuvres. He retired in 1984.
Herald assistant editor John Harper said: “Gilbert was one of those rare people who truly loved the job he did for most of his adult life. He was intensely proud of the Herald and was much respected by his colleagues.”
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