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Great Broughton Village Hall

Now and Then

Monday 26th February at 7.30pm

Talk

Peter Cook

On a cold and wintry Monday night, there was almost a full house to hear Peter talk about his life in both print and television journalism. He recounted with humour some hair raising incidents while working as a reporter for ‘Look North’ and told how he had set up a publishing business producing in-house magazines for companies from around the country. The latter business grew to such proportions that he could not cope with the demand and sold it to a large printing company on the continent.


Probably of most interest to the audience was his story of how he had started the free magazine ‘Now and Then’. Initially it was intended as a one off using material that he had collected in scrapbooks from his newspaper journalist days. However it proved so popular that there was a demand for more and it ended up being produced every two months. Although he now has a staff of several people to help him, he is still the editor and main contributor of articles to the magazine.


At the end of the meeting, members took advantage of the opportunity to ask Peter questions.