HAPPY DAYS: Editor Nicholas Lloyd (later Sir Nicholas) with staff in the Express building in Fleet Street on September 12, 1988. This picture was sent to cheer up sub-editor Paul Carter who was in hospital at the time. Picture by TERRY DISNEY
Pictured are, from left: Philippa Kennedy, Mike Parry, Peter from Manchester Desk, Mike O’Flaherty, Maurice Hibberd, Chris Djukanovic (behind), Phil Durrant, Jon Zackon (front), Leith McGrandle (behind Phil), Alex Hendry, Danny McGrory (half obscured behind Alex), Terry Evans (glasses half obscured), Nick Lloyd, Melanie Whitehouse, Mike Steemson (back in specs) Jim Watson, John Burns (bearded), Roger Watkins, Terry Manners (seated), Paul Crosbie (half obscured), Ashley Walton, Ken Weller, Simon Brodbeck, Colin Margerison and Louise Court (behind), Clive Bradley (with moustache), Fred Boyce, Steve Wood, Elaine Canham, Bill Owen, Andy Gregory (moustache), Andy Hoban, Nick Dalton, Stuart Kershaw, Brian Izzard, Ian Benfield, Brian Thistlethwaite and seated, smiling in front, Bob Cocksworth.
Not one of the people in this picture is still employed by the Express. Five are dead – Terry Evans, Leith McGrandle, Danny McGrory, Colin Margerison, Brian Thistlethwaite and Bob Cocksworth
Paul Carter died on March 24, 2017
(Many thanks to ROGER WATKINS for his assistance in writing this caption)