Tributes paid to proud Broughton man and former ET worker

Stan Thompson, who has died at the age of 88
Stan Thompson, who has died at the age of 88

Tributes have been paid to a proud Broughtonian who worked for the Evening Telegraph for nearly 50 years.

Stan Thompson died on July 16 aged 88, his funeral taking place week on Thursday, July 28.

Stan was the son of Fred and Rose Thompson, who for many years kept the former Sun Inn in Broughton where he was born.

He took on many roles in life: parish councillor, Cubs and Boy Scout group organiser and even author after co-writing Broughton – Our Village, a paperback published in 1992.

One of his proudest achievements was forming and running the village boxing club, staging many tournaments in the old parish room.

His eagerness in the sport brought him into contact with many local and national boxing stars.

After his son Peter died in a tragic accident on the main road running through the village, Stan became a prominent member of an action group pressing for a Broughton bypass – now part of the A43.

For nearly 50 years he was employed in the old ET composing room until the advent of new techology.

His former colleague Peter Bridgman said: “During that time he never missed a day’s work and made many friend, from the boardroom to the shop floor.

“He will be sorely missed by all.”