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December 24, 2008 | History

Jim Harland

25.06.1935 -

Jim Harland was born in Blyth in 1935 and started in journalism on the Morpeth Herald in 1951. He then moved on to the Blyth News, became Morpeth district reporter for the Evening Chronicle, Newcastle Journal and Sunday Sun before joining the Cambridge Evening News then the Cambridge Freelance and General News Service. Returning to the North East and The Journal he was head hunted by the Sunday Mirror and moved to Manchester in 1965. He returned to the North East as deputy news editor of The Journal and then to the BBC in Newcastle working in TV and local Radio before taking early retirement. He is married with two daughters and two grandsons. On the sporting side he was captain and chairman of Blyth Cricket Club and was a Class One local soccer referee. A baritone, he has played the leads in more than 35 musicals, the last in the title role of Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD, and has also produced several shows. He is still active with two musical societies.

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December 24, 2008 Edited by 79.72.175.247 Edited without comment.
December 24, 2008 Edited by 79.72.175.247 Edited without comment.
December 24, 2008 Edited by 79.72.175.247 Edited without comment.
April 30, 2008 Created by an anonymous user initial import