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ALAN BENNETT: Former editor 's cortege to pass Downs Mail offices

Thursday 8th November 2018

THE funeral cortege of former Downs Mail editor Alan Bennett will pass the newspaper's Bearsted office next Friday to mark his many years in journalism.

A public service will be held at Hollingbourne parish church at 1.30pm (November 16) with a celebration afterwards at the village hall at around 2.30pm.

Alan, 63, died last month and despite suffering ill-health in recent years (which forced his retirement) was active in community life.

His brother Roger said that his cortege would pass the offices of Downs Mail as an acknowledgement to his decades as a newspaper journalist and where he spent a short time as editor.

He said: "We feel that it would be something nice to do in view of his years in newspaper journalism."

The committal at Vinters Park is private.