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Complainant Name:
Mr Tom Watts

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Northants Evening Telegraph


Mr Tom Watts of Perranporth complained that a series of articles about the recently-unveiled tributes to Irthlingborough contained a number of inaccuracies.


The complaint was resolved by the publication of the following clarification and apology:

It has been brought to our attention that our recent series of articles about the tributes to Irthlingborough cinema contained a number of inaccuracies. First, while Geoffrey Watts was the proprietor of Irthlingborough cinema and two others in the area, we wish to clarify that these three cinemas were previously owned by his father, Alfred Watts, from 1924 until his death in 1938 at which point Geoffrey, and his sisters took over until they closed in 1960. We also wish to point out that it was Tom Watts, the son of Geoffrey, who unveiled the board at Irthlingborough Library as well as two plaques at the old cinema site and not John Farrar as reported. We apologise for these inaccuracies, and for mistakenly referring to Tom as Malcolm and his father as George.

Report: 79

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