The Shrewsbury and North Shropshire Chronicle has celebrated its 233rd anniversary with the largest page count in its history.
The paper ran to 176 pages last week, including a 48-page ‘memories’
Launched in November 1772, it is one of the oldest newspapers in the country.
this year’s Newspaper Society weekly newspaper awards the Chronicle was
named campaigning newspaper of the year in the paid-for category for
its ‘Sink or Swim’ campaign to save the local Wem swimming pool.
The Chronicle’s James Holt also won best news journalist in a paid-for title.
The corresponding awards for free newspapers went to the Southport Visiter for its ‘Save our Schools’
campaign and Louisa Barnett of the Borehamwood & Elstree Times.