Celebrating our 3,000th issue
Brilliant eight-page souvenir supplement
Theresa May, Prime Minister
“For almost 60 years, The Sunday Telegraph has been an indispensable part of the weekend in hundreds of thousands of homes, including 10 Downing Street. Back in 1961 Harold Macmillan wasted no time in declaring it his favourite Sunday newspaper, and a copy has found its way to the ‘flat above the shop’ most weekends since.
“As Scyld Berry would note, 3,000 not out is quite an innings. So congratulations to everyone at The Sunday Telegraph on reaching this milestone – and all the very best for the next 3,000.”
David Cameron, former prime minister
“Congratulations on the 3,000th edition of The Sunday Telegraph. A lot has changed since 1961 – and the pressure is on journalists to deliver news and views faster than ever before. To run a seven-day operation that includes producing a quality Sunday paper is a great achievement for the Telegraph team. So well done – and here’s to another 3,000 editions.”
Gordon Brown, former prime minister
“There is a saying that the first 500 years of any British institution’s history are always the most difficult. However, The Sunday Telegraph has disproved this, achieving across-theboard success and excellence in its coverage of news and the arts and of sports and finance.
“Congratulations on the 3,000th edition of the newspaper.”
Lord Howard, former Conservative leader
“It is difficult to remember Sundays without The Sunday Telegraph.
“It has now become an indispensable part of my Sunday and that of so many others. Long may it continue.”
Andrew Roberts, historian
“I’ve been reading The Sunday Telegraph for 40 years and have not only been profoundly personally and politically shaped by it, but have also become friendly with many of its stellar writers over the years, such as Peregrine Worsthorne, Charles Moore, and the late Kenneth Rose and Frank Johnson.
“The paper exudes the patriotic, common-sense Toryism of the ages, which is needed now more than ever. To read it is like being invited to the most intellectually satisfying of dinner parties. Roll on the next 3,000 issues!”
Lord Archer, author
“Three good reasons I’ve stayed with The Sunday Telegraph for 50 years: Victor Pritchett, Oliver Pritchett and Matthew Pritchett. I go back to bed when I read the words ‘Matt is away’.”
Michael Vaughan OBE, former England cricket captain
“It is an honour and privilege to work for a newspaper that has such a long and distinguished history. I look forward to the next 3,000 editions which will include, hopefully, in 2019 England winning the cricket World Cup for the first time and regaining the Ashes.”
Jo Malone CBE, entrepreneur
“Over the last 25 years The Sunday Telegraph has been a publication that I have not only enjoyed as a reader, but it has also been immensely supportive and played a huge part in building both of my businesses. I remember back to the launch of Jo Malone London in little Walton Street and how The Telegraph told a story of an entrepreneur building her dreams. Later on, when we were about to announce to the world that we were coming back into the industry with Jo Loves, The Telegraph aph was the paper we went to to tell the story. It was an amazing piece written by Bryony Gordon – it told the story of a shopkeeper who just couldn’t quit.
“As a small business, these pieces not only create awareness for your brand but propel it to new heights. Having one of your products featured in Stella Magazine creates such excitement within teams, knowing that all of their hard work has been acknowledged. “I am so delighted to congratulate The Sunday Telegraph on its 3,000th edition. Thank you for your support to me and to many other SMEs all the way across the country – helping us to tell our story and create a GREAT British Business of the future.”
Dame Jenni Murray, broadcaster
“I was 10, going on 11, when we saw the BBC Saturday evening news announce that a new newspaper was coming off the presses. The film of the operation looked so exciting, I got up early the next morning with my father to buy the first edition of The Sunday Telegraph – 28 pages for 5d.
“Dad loved it, especially a young Nigel Lawson’s share tips. Mum was horrified that the paper approved of Penguin making Lady Chatterley available to Englishmen.”
Lord Lawson, former chancellor
“As its first City Editor, more than half a century ago, I congratulate The Sunday Telegraph on what it has achieved so far and wish it all the very best for the future.”
Dame Stephanie Shirley, philanthropist
“Most busy people enjoy browsing through the Sunday papers. I started reading The Sunday Telegraph in the early Sixties when I founded my software company of women. I always made time to enjoy it, both in the difficult days when we were struggling to establish ourselves and later in the frenetic years prior to floating on the main London Stock Exchange.
“I’ve always loved the publication’s honest representation of how women have morphed from second-class citizens to complete human beings – unapologetic about our strengths. It continues to entertain and inform my eclectic interests – stemming from my refugee start, my international business activities, my son’s autism and my post-retirement philanthropy.
“The Sunday Telegraph has my enormous respect. It reminds me of the many things I want to do; being in its 3,000th edition is a wonderful start.”
Ben Fogle, broadcaster and adventurer
“I love The Sunday Telegraph. For more than a decade it was my constant companion while I travelled the world. Every week, no matter where I was, I would somehow have to get 500 words back to the newspaper. Sometimes I would dictate it over the phone. I faxed it. Emailed it. I even texted it. I filed copy from as far afield as French Polynesia and Antarctica and on topics as diverse as stinging nettle eating to the loss of my child. Through highs and lows. In danger and discomfort. Through beauty and wonder, The Sunday Telegraph was always on my mind and the importance of delivering my words to join the late fellow columnist Terry Wogan on the back page. In many ways The Sunday Telegraph and all her readers travelled with me on those hundreds of assignments. Over ten years I shared nearly a quarter of a million words from the wilderness and the countryside. Happy 3,000th birthday The Sunday Telegraph.”
‘The paper exudes the patriotic commonsense Toryism of the ages – needed now more than ever’
‘It continues to entertain and inform my interests. It has my enormous respect and reminds me of the things I want to do’
Dame Helena Morrissey: ‘A searing editorial view, the commentary is wide-ranging and the paper genuinely encourages diversity of thought’
Lord Archer: ‘I have stayed with The Sunday Telegraph for 50 years’
Dame Stephanie Shirley: ‘The Sunday Telegraph has my enormous respect’
Jo Malone: ‘You have been so supportive’
Michael Vaughan: ‘It’s been a privilege’
Dame Jenni Murray: ‘I was so excited’
David Cameron: ‘A great achievement’
Ben Fogle: ‘My constant companion’