Mr Roy Stephenson enjoyed walking his dog.
Mr Roy Stephenson enjoyed walking his dog.

A D-Day veteran who was a well-known character in the Millgate area of Newark has died, aged 93.

Mr Roy Stephenson, of King Street, served in the Royal Artillery in the second world war and was involved in the D-Day landings on Omaha Beach.

He took over his father’s printing business, after serving as an apprentice, and had a shop for many years on Barnbygate.

He later worked for several years as a linotype setter at the Advertiser.

When Mr Stephenson retired he donated his collection of printing memorabilia to Millgate Museum, Newark, where he gave demonstrations of traditional letterpress printing.

In his later years, Mr Stephenson, who walked his dog twice a day, enjoyed a Saturday lunch of fish and chips.

Despite being less able to leave his home, he insisted on going to cast his vote in the county council election earlier this month and discussed who he intended to vote for in the upcoming General Election.

Mr Stephenson died at his home in the early hours of Wednesday last week