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A Tribute to Bill Gwilliam MBE

A Tribute to Bill Gwilliam, MBE

Newspaper Surveys Articles

Editors and General Managers

Editors and General Managers

When in 1894, a private company was formed the first Secretary and General Manager was W.J.Pearce, who came from Plymouth,

Berrow's House Output

Berrow's House Output

No more than 13 of the papers in the Berrow's group have been established for more than 100 years. The oldest of course, is the founder member, Berrow's Journal,

The Worcester Herald and the Holl Family

The Worcester Herald and the Holl Family

At the end of the 18th century, William Holl, with the encouragement of Lord Sandys, established a new weekly newspaper called the Worcester Herald.

The Later Years of the Berrow's Worcester Journal

The Later Years of the Berrow's Worcester Journal

By 1836, Henry Deighton was the sole owner, and the paper was printed and published from 53 High Strret (on the corner of Church Street), where the Deighton family had kept a bookshop,

Berrow's Worcester Journal

Berrow's Worcester Journal

From October 11, 1753, the title became Berrow's Worcester Journal. Harvey Berrow carried on the Journal until his death on August 16th, 1776, when his eldest son, also Harvey Berrow, continued the publication, but not for long.

Their humble servant, H.Berrow

Their humble servant, H.Berrow

On taking over the Worcester Journal, Harvery Berrow issued the following announcement, adored with a curious engraving of 'The West Prospect of Worcester': '

The Worcester Journal

The Worcester Journal

By 1725, the old title of Worcester Postman, was changed to that of the Worcester Journal, and the imprint, which had been simply 'Printed by S.Bryan' and the date, became 'Printed by Stephen Bryan'. In 1730, the name became the Weekly Worcester Journal

Stephen Bryan and the Worcester Postman

Stephen Bryan and the Worcester Postman

Stephen Bryan served his apprenticeship in London, taking up his freedom on June 3rd, 1706. He had a press in Worcester by 1709 for in that year he printed a sermon by E.Chandler, and began publishing his Worcester Postman.

An Earlier Worcester Paper ?

An Earlier Worcester Paper ?

It has been argued that even before 1709 Worcester had a newspaper. Local Historians, Dr.Nash and Valentine Green, both linked the Worcester newspaper with the period following the Glorious Revolution which deposed James 11.

Change of Title - Worcester Post or Western Journal

Change of Title - Worcester Post or Western Journal

The Postman assumed a new title c.1720, The Worcester Post or Western Journal. This is thought to counter the Ludlow Postman, or Weekly Journal,