Founder of Weston free paper dies aged 72

THE founder of a Weston free newspaper, which later became the Admag, has died.

THE founder of a Weston free newspaper, which later became the Admag, has died.

David Elliott, aged 72, suffered complications after receiving heart surgery at Southmead Hospital in Bristol on December 1.

More than 70 family members and friends attended a ceremony for him held at Weston Crematorium on December 19.

David, the only son of Herbert and Vera, was born in Hastings.


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After leaving school he trained as a lithographic printer.

This stood him in good stead when he came to Weston in 1970 and founded the Adlib, a forerunner of the Admag.

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He later became a partner in Richmond Secretarials in the town before setting up his own business, the Print Shop in Baker Street, where he worked for 26 years and from which he had recently retired.

Clare James, who worked in his shop and later cared for him, said: "He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

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