27 January 2013

Arthur Mee in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire

Journalist and prolific author
Originator and editor of
The Children's Encyclopedia,
The Children's Newspaper and
The King's England
Born in Stapleford and
attended school here'

Mee was the son of a railway fireman whose family moved from Stapleford to Woodborough Road, Nottingham in 1889. The same year, at the age of fourteen, he began working as a copy holder for the Nottingham Evening Post, and later worked for the Nottingham Daily Express. By 1896 he had moved to London.

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