Over the weekend PAN had news that Allan Day, photo-agency salesman extraordinaire, passed away peacefully on Thursday, 11th January aged 91.

Allan began his Fleet Street career as a messenger for Planet News at the age of 15, going on to work for UPI, Popperfoto and Pictorial Press.  He was recruited by Rex Features photo-agency in 1966, when founders Frank and Elizabeth Selby recognised his outstanding abilities as a salesman. Joining a team of just 5, Allan contributed greatly to the growth and success of Rex, and became Sales Director in 1971, staying with the Company until his retirement in 2002, by which time Rex had grown to a staff of over 90. – Read more on our sister website PhotoArchiveNews.com