Ad clerk loved working for Advertiser

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The daughters of a former Advertiser worker have paid tribute to their mum after she died this week.

Nancy Shaw, 91, worked at the Advertiser for a number of years as an advertising clerk until 1983.

Her daughter Pauline, 66, said: “Mum often spoke fondly of her time at the Advertiser.

“She really enjoyed working there and was still in touch with some of her old colleagues.”

Mrs Shaw, who lived in Ilkeston all her life, typed up adverts and proof read copy in her role at the newspaper.

She was a widow following the death of her husband Eric who died in 1999.

Her youngest daughter, Pat, 64, said: “She used to say how hectic life was working at the Advertiser.

“I know it was very busy for her, she’d come home and tell me all about it but she did enjoy it.

“She used to print off the pages of teh paper and read them through before one of the reporters took them by bus to Ripley to be printed.”

Mrs Shaw’s funeral will take place on Wednesday October 3 at 11.45am at Bramcote Crematorium.