Bill Bateson: memorial service, Feb 16

A memorial service will be held for former News of the World sports editor Bill Bateson at St Brides Church on Tuesday February 16, at 11.30am. All are welcome.

A Fleet Street veteran, Bill worked for 14 editors during an incredible 34 years with the newspaper. He joined in 1960 and filled a range of roles from sports sub-editor to sports editor and assistant editor (sport).

He also served a spell as vice-chairman of the Sports Journalists’ Association and received the coveted Doug Gardner Award for services to sports journalism and the SJA.

He died in September at his home in Cornwall after a short illness. He was 73.

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