Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Gazette Is on the Move and Its History Tells the Story of Our Times

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Gazette Is on the Move and Its History Tells the Story of Our Times

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IN November 1869 before the telephone, when pigeons were used to break the news and give us the racing results, the Daily Gazette was born to serve Middlesbrough, Stockton and District.

It was founded by Liberal MP Hugh Gilzean Reid, a Scotsman. In 1871 The Daily Gazette moved to premises in Zetland Road, conveniently close to Middlesbrough Railway Station for fast distribution.

Ten years later the paper had grown and became the North-Eastern Daily Gazette, boasting it was ''without peer between Manchester and Glasgow''.

The first football edition of the paper reported the Boro's 5-1 loss to Mossend Swifts in the 1890s (whatever happened to them?).

The paper continued printing throughout the 1926 General Strike and organised relief for the poor.

The same year Allied Newspapers took over the paper.

As it continued to grow it changed its name again to the "Evening Gazette" and moved to new premises at the junction of Borough Road and Woodlands Road. …

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