Norman Frisby JP DL

Norman was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in 1992; he lives in Rochdale.

Most of his military service form 1946-48 was in Palestine with 8/9 Para, 6th Airborne Divvision, as a Sgt-Instructor - until the end of the British Mandate - then with 1st Infantry Division Desert Warfare Battle School in Libya.

He began his 40 years in journalism in 1949, working for weekly and evening papers, then the Daily Express and TV Times. In 1959 he was invited to join Granada Television in Manchester to run the Press and Publicity Department, retiring in 1988 as the longest-serving publicist in British broadcasting.

He served as a Justice of the Peace on the Manchester City Bench from 1973-94, chaired the Court Training Committee, and founded and edited 'Manchester Justice' magazine.

He was one of the pioneers of the hospice movement, involved with fundraising forĀ Manchester's St Ann's Hospice, a member of the Council from 1969-98, and is now a trustee of Springhill Hospice, Rochdale.

He is an active Anglican, member of Rochdale Parish Church, Deputy Warden and PCC Secretary. He edits the church's weekly NEWS, and writes a column for the local Rochdale Observer. His hobbies are his family, reading and writing. He is married to Iris, and they have three grown-up children and five grandchildren.