Catalogue description North Wilts Herald, Berks and Mid editions, and successors

This record is held by Berkshire Record Office

Details of D/EX 1438
Reference: D/EX 1438
Title: North Wilts Herald, Berks and Mid editions, and successors
Date: 1928-1981
Held by: Berkshire Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Physical description: 80 vols
Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in February 1997 (acc. 5983)

Administrative / biographical background:

The North Wilts Herald was founded in 1861. It was made up of various editions; the Berks and Mid editions covered towns and villages in north and west Berkshire, north Wiltshire and south-east Gloucestershire. From 1937 the newspaper underwent various amalgamations and changes of name (see below); (the areas of Berkshire covered remained unchanged). It was produced every Friday until 4 October 1956, when its weekly print-day changed to Thursday


* 2 July 1937 : 'Berks edition' of North Wilts Herald also became known as 'Faringdon News'


* 2 January 1942 : North Wilts Herald amalgamated with Swindon Advertiser (founded 1854) to become North Wilts Herald and Advertiser. Also, 'Faringdon News' title dropped - reverted simply to 'Berks edition'


* 28 April 1950 : North Wilts Herald and Advertiser re-named Wiltshire Herald and Advertiser


* 4 October 1956 : Wiltshire Herald and Advertiser amalgamated with Wiltshire Gazette (founded 1816) to become Wiltshire Gazette and Herald


* 8 November 1962 : 'Berks edition' of Wiltshire Gazette and Herald became known as 'Wantage, Faringdon and Hungerford edition'

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