Veteran newsman Charles dies, 93; OBITUARY Geoff Charles Journalist and photographer.Byline: EMYR EMYR Eastern Mediterranean Yacht Rally WILLIAMS
THE death of Welsh journalist and photographer Geoff Charles at the age of 93 marks the passing of a remarkable man who had been the backbone of many regional newspapers, including the Welsh language Welsh language, member of the Brythonic group of the Celtic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. See Celtic languages.
Celtic language of Wales. weekly, Y Cymro Y Cymro ("The Welshman") is a Welsh language newspaper, first published in 1932.
Y Cymro was founded in Wrexham, and succeeded other newspapers of the same name that had existed during the 19th and early 20th century. , over a many years.
Recognised in newspaper circles as a top class journalist and photographer, Geoff Charles was born in Liverpool in January 1909, and brought up in Brymbo, near Wrexham.
He was awarded a scholarship by Denbighshire County Council Denbighshire County Council is the governing body for the principal area of Denbighshire (not historic Denbighshire), one of the administrative subdivisions of Wales. to study journalism at King's College, London, where he gained an Honours Diploma.
Over the years he was a journalist and also a photographer with many newspapers.
He became involved in the re-launch of the Montgomeryshire Express, while at the same time taking photographs for the weekly newspaper, Y Cymro.
He moved back to North Wales and served with Y Cymro in Caernarfon until he retired in 1974.
Former editor of Y Cymro, John Roberts Williams, said:
"Geoff will be sadly missed, for he was always a credit to his profession, both as a journalist and photographer."
In recent years Geoff Charles, who was a member of the National Eisteddfod's Gorsedd of Bards, donated more than 120,000 negatives of his Cymro photographs to the National Library of Wales The National Library of Wales (Welsh: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru) is the national legal deposit library of Wales, located in Aberystwyth. It is an Assembly Sponsored Public Body. in Aberystwyth.
Geoff Charles is survived by a son and two daughters, John, Janet and Susan. The funeral service will be at Shrewsbury Crematorium cre·ma·to·ri·um
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