THE funeral of a former Mail photographer is set to take place tomorrow.
Maurice Woodcock (pictured) worked as a snapper at the paper for 36 years before retiring in 1992.
He passed away in Burton’s Queen’s Hospital last week at the age of 86.
Mr Woodcock’s funeral will be held at 11.15am at Bretby Crematorium.
His son, Stephen, said: “His biggest passion was films and during his life he would enjoy making 16mm movies and event shot film for the BBC news.”
Mr Woodcock was born in Church Gresley and his life saw him live in Newhall, Burton, Winshill and Tutbury.
Stephen added: “He worked as a projectionist at the Electric Theatre, in High Street before doing his nation service in the RAF in the late 1940s
“He was trained as a cook but his knowledge of projection equipment saw him travel up and down the country and abroad showing films.
“He returned and worked for Ind Cooper before becoming a photographer at the Mail.
“He enjoyed his 36 years at the paper, even rising to the role of photographer, before hanging up his camera in 1992 after 36 years.
“I look back on his life and admire just how much he did.
“But the way I will remember him is with the thought that he was always behind a lens.”