150 years of his­tory

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THERE’S 122 years of his­tory tied up in the pages of the Sur­rey Her­ald & News – but there’s even more in the pages of the Sur­rey Ad­ver­tiser. The news­pa­per cel­e­brated its 150th birth­day ear­lier this year and marked the oc­ca­sion with a spe­cial sup­ple­ment look­ing back at its his­tory and by re­pro­duc­ing that very first edi­tion. When the news­pa­per first launched in April 1864, it was purely a ve­hi­cle for ad­ver­tis­ers to get their mes­sage across to a wider au­di­ence. By Au­gust of that year, how­ever, ar­ti­cles be­gan to ap­pear. And for a cen­tury and a half, the Sur­rey Ad­ver­tiser has con­tin­ued to have its fin­ger on the pulse, find­ing new and in­no­va­tive ways of keep­ing its read­ers abreast of what is go­ing on. The Run­nymede and Spelthorne edi­tion of the pa­per will bring the num­ber of edi­tions to seven. In April 1864, there was only the one edi­tion but it cov­ered the bor­oughs of Run­nymede and Spelthorne. It seems we are go­ing back to our roots.

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