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After six: straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers
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Shares in the original 1932 Bristol Evening Post were gradually bought up by Lord Rothermere's son in the 1970s ... and by the 1980s he began to demand places on the board and took the Bristol Evening Post back under Rothermere control. But that was only after one of the Bristol owners and Chairman, Walter Hawkins had died.
Walter's wife is still alive and lives up in Alveston on the way to Thornbury ... and I spoke to Joan Hawkins recently about her husband and how the character of the paper has changed since it was re-taken over in the 1980s by Rothermere's Northcliffe newspapers....
Lord Rothermere's Dsaily Mail supported the Nazis in the 1930s, along with many of our German royalty such as Edward VIII They changed their name from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor during the first World War.