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A Back Door to Fleet Street

The Newspapers & Press of Ashton-under-Lyne 1847 - Present Day

by Philip Martin Williams & David L. Williams

With a Foreword by TV presenter & journalist John Stapleton.

Originally published as Extra, Extra, Read all About It, this expanded rewrite now contains more information and photographs.

Learn of more than thirty papers that brought the news to the local population.

Discover the story of Edward Hobson, founder of the Reporter and of the Andrew family who steered it through the years fighting off many rivals.

Read of the early pioneers like Swallow and Micklethwaite and of how politics influenced the town's early papers.

Also included within its pages are a selection of stories and advertising from more than 150 years of Ashton's papers.

"If anyone ever thought, history books to be stuffy, scholarly or difficult to read should be heartened by the style of the Williamsí Brothers. Their books.... are presented in such a way which makes them so very enjoyable to read."

Readers Views - The Advertiser.

The book can be obtained from:
Tameside Local Studies Library,
Central Library,
Old Street,

Or order direct from Hoyd Publishing at £5.95 plus £1.55p&p.
e-mail for payment details.

Email: HOYD Publishing

For details of other books click on the relevant title.

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To Market, To Market.
The Knight Rides Out.
Flickering Memories.
150 Not Out.