A FORMER Telegraph & Argus photographer has died aged 86.

Michael Chuck, who worked at the T&A from 1960 to 1993, passed away at his home in Baildon.

Originally from Pudsey, Mr Chuck attended Bradford Grammar School before first joining the Bradford newspaper as a darkroom boy.

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He subsequently left to join an agency before completing national service in the RAF, where among other duties, he was the camp’s photographer.

After demobilising, he re-joined the T&A in 1960, where he remained as part of the photography team for 33 years.

He followed in his father’s footsteps by joining his local newspaper, as dad Walter also worked at the T&A as a sub-editor during his career.

He was called on to photograph a host of everyday events, but he also captured a number of royal visits and photographed iconic band The Beatles when they played in Bradford in the 1960s.

Upon retirement, he enjoyed walking in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District with his wife June, to whom he had been married for 57 years.

Mr Chuck’s funeral is scheduled to take place at Nab Wood Crematorium on Friday, August 12, at 2pm.

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