Shropshire Star

Stalwart Shropshire reporter and 'through and through Wellington lad' dies aged 93

A legendary figure in Shropshire journalism has died at the age of 93.

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Bill Lockley

William Arthur Lockley of Stafford Road, Oakengates, Telford, better known as 'Bill', joined the old Wellington Journal and Shrewsbury News as a junior reporter in August 1948.

He enjoyed a career with the Midland News Association, publisher of the Shropshire Star and Express & Star, lasting just over 43 years until 1991.

He is also thought to have been one of the last remaining employees of the old Leeks Ltd publishers of the Wellington Journal and Shrewsbury News.

Bill grew up in Wellington the son of a postman and attended first the Wrekin Road School then, in 1941, the town's Boy's Grammar School.