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Complainant Name:
Mr Malcolm Leech

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Yorkshire Evening Post

Complaint:

Mr Malcolm Leach of Stockton-on-Tees complained that an article had misrepresented his role in the manufacture of the first replica of John Harrison’s H2.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published a letter from the complainant making clear that he had started work on Harrison’s No 2 marine timekeeper in 1986, and emphasising that the development and manufacturing work had been completed by him over a period of eighteen years. The letter had explained that the complainant had taken a career change to train in horology due to arthritis, and that Matthew Read had made a valuable contribution to the testing and final adjustments to the machine.

Report: 74



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