End of an era

Advertiser (Grand Falls) - - News -

Septem­ber 26 marked the end of an era in Grand Falls-Wind­sor as the for­mer Robin­son Black­more Print­ing and Pub­lish­ing plant was de­mol­ished.

Hun­dreds of is­sues of The Ad­ver­tiser and other com­mu­nity news­pa­pers in New­found­land and Labrador rolled off the presses in this build­ing.

Past and present Ad­ver­tiser staff spent many hours work­ing from this lo­ca­tion, which will see a new car deal­er­ship in its place.

Our Face­book fol­low­ers had sim­i­lar sen­ti­ments when it came to see­ing the build­ing dis­man­tled:

Must be a sad, heart-felt sight for those who worked there. I know the feel­ing from watch­ing the mill get torn down just up the road from where I live. This was a his­toric trea­sure for the com­mu­nity and it will be deeply missed.

In 1988 RB at Grand Falls em­ployed 114 full-time em­ploy­ees.

I was a sum­mer stu­dent re­porter there for two years, sad to see it go.

Worked a lot of years in this build­ing. Met and worked with many good peo­ple. What a shame!!

Josh Skanes, this is where you came to do your first pa­per route back in 2003.

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