Bryan Longworth 1933–2021

The Guild was saddened to learn of the death of retired member Bryan Longworth, who died at Chesterfield Royal Infirmary on 6 January 2021.

Bryan, who lived with his partner Patricia Revill in Chesterfield, began his career on the South Yorkshire Times as a reporter, progressing to become editor of the newspaper’s Sheffield edition.

He wrote news, but was also an accomplished sports writer, covering football and also reported on the Hillsborough disaster in Sheffield in 1989. The event tragically resulted in 96 LIverpool supporters losing their lives in a crush at an away match against Sheffield Wednesday.

He won a Newspaper Society award for his reporting in 1997.

Passionate about motoring, Bryan spent the latter part of his career at the Doncaster Free Press, chalking up many years as its motoring correspondent, and continuing to cover motoring as a freelancer after his retirement.

Bryan’s funeral will take place at Chesterfield Crematorium on 23 January, and will be streamed online as a result of coronavirus restrictions.