Tom Morris RIP
Iconic Addicks’ photographer Tom Morris has passed away suddenly aged 76. That pretty much put’s the lid on 2020 that has seen the loss of many great Addicks.
Tom chronicled Charlton’s history week by week for decades. For many years he would be the only source of a matchday photograph. He was at every game, no matter the weather, the opposition or the reason.
It used to amuse us in the away end, particularly during Lennie’s reign in Division 1, when Tom would be the only press photographer behind the opposition’s goal in the vague hope that we would score!
Like Colin Cameron, Tom was synonymous with Charlton history and from the 1960’s through to the mid-2000’s captured every major Charlton story.
Rick Everitt’s obituary is here with a handful of his photographs.
Tom complete with camera and wooden stool will be a willing participant at the next Addicks meeting ‘upstairs’ sadly much larger than usual after this dreadful year.
… sat next to Tom on the touchline (him on a stool and myself on a metal camera case) at The Valley many times during the late 60’s and early 70’s (before I moved ‘locked, stock and barrels’ to Australia). We were competitors for the best pics and friends. Usually would find Tom in the Press Room when I made my fairly infrequent trips back to Blighty over the years … the last catchup a couple of years ago, He was a (wry) gentleman …
Thanks for the comment Brian, another sad loss of an Addicks legend.
You are pretty impactful photographer yourself by the way.