Sunday, 6 June 2010

Ken Stobbs remembered

Photo: Shields Gazette
Saddened to read about the death of North-East photographer Ken Stobbs on HTFP. When I joined the late Shields Weekly News in 1977, as a fresh faced trainee in a John Collier suit, Ken showed how me around the rough, tough town that is North Shields. He quickly convinced me that the suit wasn't such a good idea down on the fish quay ... and I started leaving jeans and a donkey jacket in the office! I will always remember Ken with affection, for taking time to show a trainee the ropes, always bringing a quick line and a sense of fun to his work, even when we were freezing on the picket line, and taking great pictures. RIP Ken. Read Janis Blower's tribute at the Shields Gazette.

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