Herald­ing the dawn of a new be­gin­ning

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1892: The Her­ald is launched, printed by J Rawl­ings of Chert­sey; 1900: Sales in Chert­sey in­crease as new homes are built; 1917: The price in­creases from a half­penny to a penny; 1919: A T ‘Tommy’ Ledger be­comes ed­i­tor; 1934: Her­ald of­fices are de­mol­ished and re­built; 1946: JG Cherry ap­pointed as­sis­tant ed­i­tor; 1957: Tommy Ledger re­tires after 59 years with the pa­per and WJG ‘Bob’ Cherry be­comes ed­i­tor; 1957: Price rises to three old pence – 3d; 1958: News re­places ad­verts on the front page; 1960: Rawl­ings & Walsh taken over by West­min­ster Press; 1975: The Her­ald of­fices are ex­panded; 1977: Ed­i­tor WJG ‘Bob’ Cherry re­tires; 1983: The Leader se­ries of news­pa­pers is launched; 1985: The Her­ald con­verts from broad­sheet to tabloid for­mat; 1988: The Her­ald moves from Wind­sor Street to East­worth Road, Chert­sey; 1994: Richard Par­sons be­comes ed­i­tor; 1998: The Her­ald takes over the In­former se­ries; 2001: The pa­per re­duces in size; 2008: The web­site is launched in a new for­mat with Get Sur­rey; 2013: The Her­ald leaves Chert­sey and joins sis­ter pa­pers in Guild­ford; 2014: The fi­nal edi­tion of the Her­ald, to be re­placed by the Run­nymede and Spelthorne edi­tion of the Sur­rey Ad­ver­tiser from Box­ing Day.

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