The funeral service for former Birmingham Evening Mail photographer Tony Flanagan, who died on February 4 after a six-month long battle with cancer, is to take place at St John The Baptist, Feckenham, Worcestershire, on Friday, February 15 at 2:00 PM.
Paying tribute to Tony, who died two months after his 60th birthday, David Brookes, editor-in-chief at Trinity Mirror Midlands, said: “I had the pleasure of working with Flan at the Post and Mail in the late 70s and 80s – and it was a real pleasure. “Flan was a truly professional, award-winning photographer, but more than that he was a great colleague who brought the newsroom to life.
“Outside of work he had the same zest for life and I’ll remember him with a broad smile on his face and a pint glass in his hand. “Many people in the media industry will be saddened by news of his death.” Tony began his career in 1972 as a trainee photographer with the Birmingham Evening Mail and spent 15 years as a staff photographer with the newspaper before going freelance in 1987.
During his career, Tony won a number of awards and as a freelance worked for the national and regional Press as well as numerous public relations agencies, public bodies and business organisations.