Maxwell pension saviour remembered

By Dominic Ponsford

A memorial service is being held at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street,
at midday on 18 January for the man credited with saving the retirement
funds of thousands of Daily Mirror pensioners.

Tony Boram was founder chairman of the Association of Mirror
Pensioners and was one of the first to realise that the pension funds
were being plundered by Robert Maxwell.

He started action against
Maxwell in the 1980s and then continued the fight after the funds
collapsed following the tycoon’s death in 1991.

To protect other
members of the association from any legal liability, Boram became the
sole plaintiff in the legal action, putting his house on the line.

Boram
worked on the Daily Express and was night editor and deputy editor of
the Daily Herald and Hugh Cudlipp’s Sun before becoming group editorial
director of MGN.

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