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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