Newspaper veteran and entrepreneur Sir Ray Tindle has died aged 95, it has been announced.
ir Ray was the chairman of Tindle Newspapers, resigned at the age of 90 but remained as company president, with his son Owen succeeding him.
An announcement on the company’s website described him as a “newsman through and through” and praised his “lifelong dedication and passion for the newspaper industry”.
Born in 1926 to John Robert and Maud Tindle, Sir Ray was evacuated from London during the Second World War and educated at Torquay Boys’ Grammar School.
After leaving school he joined the 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment, an infantry regiment in the British Army.
He began his career in publishing by running a newspaper on the troop ship that took him to the Far East, where he served between 1944 and 1947.
Back in the UK, Sir Ray bought his first newspaper title, the Tooting and Balham Gazette, with his £300 demo payment.
HS launched and acquired local newspapers and radio stations covering Wales, Surrey, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, Ireland, the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and more.
Sir Ray has also held senior positions in the media industry, including President of the Newspaper Society.
He was a director on the main board of The Guardian and Manchester Evening News for 18 years.
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He is survived by his wife Lady Tindle, son Owen and granddaughter Maisy.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/newspaper-veteran-sir-ray-tindle-dies-aged-95-41565606.html Newspaper veteran Sir Ray Tindle dies aged 95