Subbing by gaslight on the Express in 1972

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DAILY EXPRESS news sub-editors slave away by gaslight amid paste pots and spikes in a blackout during the miners’ strike in 1972. The picture was taken in the old Fleet Street offices in London. We think the man leaning down stubbing out his cigarette in the waste bin is Jack the messenger but others say it is Frank Dobson. Next to him is Bill ‘Didge’ Reynolds, followed by Kelvin MacKenzie, a chap we can’t name, Ralph Mineards and David Laws, who supplied this picture. On the right-hand side in the foreground is Les Diver and next to him is Ray Collin

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