Shorthand teacher who launched hundreds of media careers in Preston dies

6/28/2022 11:00:00 PM

Shorthand teacher Beryl, who launched hundreds of media careers in Preston, signs out at 96:

Shorthand teacher Beryl, who launched hundreds of media careers in Preston, signs out at 96:

A lecturer who taught hundreds of journalists the art of shorthand in Lancashire has died aged 96.

Beryl was born in Stockport and was grammar school educated. She trained to be a shorthand typist before joining the WRENS during wartime.She worked at The Admiralty for the Fleet Air Arm. It was there she met her husband Ian who was in the Merchant Navy and went on to become a Master Mariner.

The couple had three sons - Neil, David and Clive - and Beryl even found time to go to night school to become a member of the Faculty of Teachers in Commerce and then studied for a general teaching qualification.After her many years at college she worked for United Newspapers - owners of the

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