Bill Meredith 1928-2020
By John Ley of the FWA National Committee, and formerly the Daily Telegraph
It is with regret we announce the passing of our oldest existing member, Bill Meredith, who has passed away at the age of 92.
FWA Q&A: JOHN LEYJOHN LEY of the Daily Telegraph on a numb right arm..a Faroe time eating puffin....and missing out on the world’s largest brandy
Have you ever worked in a profession other than football?
No, apart from a paper round. I started in the profession at 15, while still at school, working part-time for the Hayters Sports Reporting Agency, plugging in telephones (the ones that weren’t mobile) and reading copy over for journalists to copy-takers. Although now as a production journalist at the Telegraph, I handle all sports.
My Week: John LeyTHE DAILY TELEGRAPH’S JOHN LEY on stats...Stinking Bishop...and speaking at the House of Commons
Monday, March 12
Wake up with a start. It’s going to be a busy old week and I don’t feel if I’m as prepared as I should be. The last 10 months have been strange; since switching from my role as a football writer on The Daily Telegraph after 24 years, I am still adapting to life as ‘Production Editor’ – that’s a sub in real money – and it still feels strange, knowing that I don’t start work until 4pm.