Maurice Ribbans obituary
My father, Maurice Ribbans, who has died aged 82, was fond of saying: Im a man of many parts but not many of them in working order. His family disagreed; the many lives he squeezed into one as journalist, motorway-maker, Royal Shakespeare Company extra, tourist guide were all played beautifully.
Maurice was born in Northampton, the only child of George and Rhoda, and went to the local grammar school. He began his working life in 1948 as a cub reporter on the towns evening newspaper, the Chronicle & Echo, where he relished his time in news and as the sports columnist Flag Kick.
Source: Guardian Transport