To Worcester belongs the distinction of being served by the oldest surviving newspaper in the World. BERROWS WORCESTER JOURNAL has appeared each week with unfailing regularity for more than 300 years. It was published irregularly from 1690 until 1709, the period following the deposing of James II which had seen the beginning of a free press in this country.
Before that time all printing had been rigorously controlled and newspapers suppressed except for those publishing official government announcements. Here you can read about the Journals amazing story by clicking the seven different chapters below.
Berrow's Worcester Journal archives
|Full Chapter List|
|Chapter 1:||A Place in History|
|Chapter 2:||Enter Mr Berrow|
|Chapter 3:||Fatalities in the City|
|Chapter 4:||First Woman Editor|
|Chapter 5:||Mayoral Conflict|
|Chapter 6:||To The Present Day|
|Chapter 7:||Newspaper History|