By ALASTAIR McINTYRE
The Daily Express news sub-editors have had some strange Christmas celebrations over the years, as Lord Drone can attest, but the oddest one of all was in 2003.
Someone, I think it was Keith Ging, decided it would be an excellent idea if everyone wore a mask bearing the face of production editor Bob Smith. The exact reason for this escapes me but it was definitely thought to be a good idea at the time.
The event shattered the calm of Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese pub in London’s Fleet Street. The traditional throwing of bread rolls and Brussels sprouts horrified the staff and drew remonstrations from one particularly officious waiter. Gone were the days when such behaviour was tolerated, nay expected, in Fleet Street.
The pictures below tell the story in its full horror.
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