Former BBC Radio Stoke Newsman John Abberley Dies At 78
November 9, 2010 at 4:41 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND news reporter and commentator JOHN ABBERLEY, who died SATURDAY in LONGSDON, ENGLAND after a 14-month battle with esophageal cancer. He was 78.
ABBERLEY, who was a reporter at the EVENING SENTINEL from 1949 through 1967, was one of the original staff at BBC RADIO STOKE when the station was launched in 1967. He served as a newsman and commentator on the station until his 1989 retirement. He then returned to the SENTINEL, where he wrote a column until shortly before his passing.