Sir Raymond Stanley Tindle died On This Day 16 April 2022
A newspaper and radio entrepreneur. He founded the Tindle Group of regional newspapers and radio stations.
After serving in the Devonshire Regiment during WWII, he used his £250 demob money to purchase his first newspaper, the Tooting & Balham Gazette. He also owned the Streathan News.
He was brought-up at 190 Eardley Road, Streatham.
His father, John, an engineer, took him to watch the annual London to Brighton veteran car run (which passed through Streatham) which he was later to help preserve with 30 years of sponsorship.
“I can recall the exact spot on Streatham Common where my parents took me to watch these wonderful old machines pass,” he reminisced. “Of course, then the oldest car taking part was probably only about 30 years old but still totally different from their modern counterparts. I remember thinking how wonderful it would be to ride on one of those cars.”