- 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.