A former regional sports writer who went on to pen numerous books about local football teams has died.
For the last eight years of his career, until he retired in 1993, he was the broadsheet’s Northern sports editor.
After retiring, Eddie decided to continue writing and turned to his experience covering sport in Bristol for inspiration,
The grandfather-of-four produced a memoir called Bristol Rovers: The Bert Tann Era, published in 2007, which told the story of the manager who guided Rovers through one of their most successful periods from 1950 to 1968.
He also wrote several books on Derby County, Nottingham Forest and Notts County before his final work was released last year entitled Bristol City: From Atyeo to Dicks, which includes the story of City’s record goalscorer and the financial crisis which saw the club all but collapse.
NUJ member Eddie, who was in his mid-80s, died at his home in Essex on December 27. He leaves a wife, Joan, two children and four grandchildren.
His funeral will be held at St Giles and All Saints, Orsett, Essex, at 11.15am on January 15.