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Journalist who produced history of regional daily dies aged 81

Barry GreenA sub-editor who produced a history of the regional daily for which he worked has died aged 81.

Barry Green served the Grimsby Telegraph in a career spanning six different decades.

Barry, pictured, held roles at the Telegraph including deputy chief sub-editor and chief features sub-editor during his time there.

He even produced a booklet called ‘100 Years of the Grimsby Evening Telegraph’ in 1997, which was researched and written by features department colleague, the late Peter Chapman.

Barry, pictured, began his career with the Telegraph aged 15 as a copy holder in the readers’ department, later becoming a junior reporter.

He was then asked to go to the Telegraph’s district office at Louth, where he remained for more than two years before returning to Grimsby.

He then moved into production journalism, where he remained until retiring in 2000 due to ill-health.

Barry is survived by wife Sue and their son Kristopher, another son, Karl, from a previous marriage, grandson Luke, and great-granddaughter Isla.