A former assistant news editor and features editor at a daily-turned-weekly paper has died after a long illness at the age of 56.
Chris Horan, left, joined the Scunthorpe Telegraph in 1989 as its deputy news editor and remained there until 2008, being best known as editor of the Nostalgia features and magazines.
After leaving the Telegraph, he worked for two years as a freelance journalist and a sub-editor for the Cleethorpes Chronicle newspaper.
Tributes have been paid to the father-of-five after his death in Scunthorpe General Hospital on Sunday.
In an obituary in the Telegraph, former colleague Malcolm Dixon said: “I always remember Chris for his painstaking attention to detail in everything he wrote.
“Although he was not born in Scunthorpe, he had an encyclopedic knowledge of the town’s history.”
While at the Telegraph, Chris played a major role in an anti-litter campaign in Scunthorpe and helped raise thousands of pounds for charity as a member of a fibre-glass dinosaur pulling team in England and Ireland.
Until his illness, Chris enjoyed playing five-a-side soccer and darts and was a keen rambler.
He was also a member of a sailing crew and wrote the book “Humber Sail and History” as well as articles about historic ships.