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
Original editions of Berrow's Worcester Journal are in storage and not open to inspection by the public.
However, the newspaper is available on microfilm at Worcestershire County Council's Family History Centre at Trinity Street, Worcester WR1 2PW. Telephone 01905 765922/765924. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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