Robert Maxwell’s Funeral: Jerusalem 1991

Robert Maxwell’s Funeral: Jerusalem 1991

Written by Roger Allen The news of Daily Mirror proprietor Robert Maxwell’s death filtered out at about five o’clock on bonfire night, 1991. It seemed like the whole of Fleet Street was heading for the Canary Islands where Captain Bob had fallen off the back of his...
The Lion King – Woking 1974

The Lion King – Woking 1974

Written by Roger Allen My life in the world of newspaper photography started at a picture agency in Guildford Surrey. After a short stint on a building site I took a job in the darkroom of Southern News Service, aka Cassidy and Leigh, a news and picture agency serving...
Fashanu – Toronto & London 1990

Fashanu – Toronto & London 1990

Written by Allan Hall The door to the suite opened wide, its bed reflected in the mirror of a large wardrobe which stood on the wall at its end. Two pairs of feet poked out from beneath the sheets. Entering the room I saw Justin Fashanu – Britain’s first...
The Cannibal Files: 1991, 2002, 2013

The Cannibal Files: 1991, 2002, 2013

Written by Allan Hall There are some for whom regular recipes will never be enough…. In July 1991 I first stepped into the dark, unfathomable world of eating humans when based in New York as the correspondent for The Sun. A man called Jefrey Dahmer had been...
Congo 2003

Congo 2003

Written by Roger Allen Goma airport is the only one in the world with a lava flow six feet high splitting the runaway in two with commercial airliners stranded outside the terminal building, never to fly again. It was from the, now extended, grass strip, that Anton...