Not the first but we are still go­ing

Seymour Telegraph - - THE TELEGRAPH -

The first edi­tion of the Sey­mour Tele­graph was pub­lished in July 1890 by Michael Hickey.

But it wasn’t the first pa­per in town.

The Sey­mour Ex­press had been com­ing out since Septem­ber 1871.

It cost three­pence and was a large for­mat broad­sheet four-page news­pa­per pub­lished ev­ery Fri­day.

The Sey­mour Ex­press had clas­si­fieds and busi­ness ad­ver­tise­ments on the front and back pages, there were very few large head­lines and no pho­to­graphs.

A fea­ture of the Ex­press, and many news­pa­pers dur­ing this time, was called the sup­ple­ment.

This was where nov­els and po­ems by prom­i­nent writ­ers were fea­tured.

In 1924 the two news­pa­pers merged un­der pub­lisher Tom Ram­say and the Sey­mour Tele­graph has been pub­lish­ing ever since.

Matt and An­drew Geoghe­gan, and then Matt’s son Charles, oper­ated the Tele­graph un­til 1961.

Ge­off Keni­han was ed­i­tor in 1965 and then Lau­rie Al­li­son took over in 1968.

Alan Brock be­came ed­i­tor in 1971 and for a short time Guy Wil­liams was in the chair be­fore Ro­han Al­dous took over in 1994.

To­day the pa­per is run by the team of Linda Don­ni­son, Dan­nyelle Jones, Ali­son O’Con­nor and Boon Law.

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