Meet the E2D team

TF (1)Tony Dunning

Chairman/The big boss

Tony is the magnificent old man who has taken over as the big boss after the loss of Peter. As well as keeping E2D afloat by dealing with the distribution of the paper, overseeing the general organisation, and the occasional proofing.

He is a member of many other clubs and societies such as the Electric Boat Association, Inland Waterway Association, several canal restoration societies, and although he is a campanologist (studier of bells and the things pertaining to them), he is also a Member Of The Exercise; the Original Keep Fit Club, so if you listen on Sunday mornings you’ll hear him ringing on the bells at St Mary’s and St Michael’s Church in Egremont, St John’s Hensingham, or St James, Whitehaven, though not all at the same time. Also at one time in the distant past he was Fool of the Cumberland Morris Men, but couldn’t see the error of his ways as he used an English, rather than an Anglo, Concertina to play for them.

Rachael Grealish

Editor

Rachael holds a BA Hons, MA and NCTJ, striving to put all to use as editor of E2D. After a year of freelancing, Rachael took up position a reporter for the paper and in November 2014, became editor after Peter Watson stepped down. As well as editing articles and laying pages out, Rachael is the papers own  action girl, from acupuncture to 5k runs she’s done it all for a story. When she’s not keeping the paper in check and to its high standards, Rachael is an accomplished beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger.

AF (1)Alan Francis

Treasurer/The money man 

Alan, is likely to be heard saying ‘we’re ok’ with financial reports and is well known for his planking abilities, being able to hold it for over 11 minutes. Alan makes sure E2D is able to go to print each month and makes sure we are able to live up to the reputation peter built as the community newspaper that supports charities in the community.

 

AB (1)Ali Burgess

Business and advertising manager

Ali is the lovely voice you hear on the end of the phone, giving you the in’s and out’s of E2D. Ali has worked for her father Colin as secretary at Jubilee Garage for 13 years. Then moved to Torquay for 10. She has done everything from bar work to youth work and and working for 3d travel. Finally, Ali is with us as business manager of E2D where she deals with all the advertising side of things. She also has two sons, both of whom help with a significant part of the distribution each month.

Ken Powell

Senior reporter

Ken, is a freelance writer and writes for publications all over the world when he’s not penning something for E2D. He lived in Egremont for eight years before doing voluntary work in Bangladesh for nearly six years. Now back in Cumbria, he’s busy writing a collection of short stories and trying to earn a living to pay for his tea addiction. Ken loves music (though he has an almost pathological hatred of Handel) and enjoys reading, chess and playing pool when not working. You can bribe him to do almost anything for a packet of wine gums.

10246693_10153845374964860_6154149130937861695_nRobert Haile

Photographer

Robert, is currently studying a BA(Hons) in Photography at the University of Cumbria, as well as photographing for E2D. He regularly dives head first into any photography book he can lay his hands on or working on his own photography projects that look at a variety of issues from social to documenting the local area. The best comment he has had one his work was I didn’t see you taking any of these, showing he is a stealthy photographer.

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Colin Cartmell-Browne

Education and Technology Reporter

Colin has had a keen passion for technology from an early age. He loves all things gadgetry and playing with new technology. In 2011 he switched careers into teaching where he discovered he could combine his passion for technology with the new love of education. Over the years Colin has written a number of articles on computing and supply teaching, including being published by The Guardian Newspapers as part of their Teacher Network. Colin hopes to share his love of technology and education by writing for Egremont 2 Day as well as taking the odd photograph of this beautiful part of Cumbria.