Former Daily Mail man Peter Clowes dies aged 95

  • The Daily Mail’s former northern editor, Peter Clowes, has died aged 95
  • Mr Clowes, from Derbyshire, saw the Mail transform to compact paper in 1971
  • He was a keen fly-fisherman and wrote walking guides on the Peak District 

Former Daily Mail northern editor Peter Clowes has died aged 95.

Derbyshire-born Mr Clowes was a key member of the editorial team which oversaw the Mail’s transformation from broadsheet to compact newspaper in 1971.

After learning his trade on local papers in Stockport – where he met his wife Marion – and Lancashire, he joined the Mail’s Manchester office in 1952 and was editorial director there at the time of his retirement in 1987.

The keen fly-fisherman and artist later wrote for magazines about the English countryside and penned books and walking guides on the Peak District.

He is survived by a daughter, Hazel.


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