Dudley Stevens


Dudley Stephens, who subbed on the Daily Express in the early 1970s, has died at the age of 76. Tony Boullemier recalls: 'Dud worked mostly on the stone. He came in with a new joke for us every day, was very good at the job and was liked by everyone. He would have made an exceptional Drone if only he had stayed on a bit longer.

'Obits don't mention his DX service or that he went off and bought a pub in Wales, famed for its lock-ins. Marie and I visited him and our last sight of Dud was of him ushering us and the other customers into the back yard as Inspector Knacker pounded on the front door.'

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