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The Shields Gazette

Our evening newspaper is 160 years old!

In South Shields and South Tyneside we are celebrating the 160th anniversay of The Shields Gazette, this is yesterday’s edition, it is the oldest provincial evening newspaper in the UK and it was first published in 1849.

It was originally established as a weekly paper – the North and South Shields Gazette – becoming a daily evening paper on the repeal of Stamp Duty in 1855. Later it became the Shields Gazette and Shipping Telegraph.

It is now part of North East Press, a division of Johnston Press, and the paper has been printed on the presses of the Sunderland Echo in Pennywell, Sunderland, since 1992

The paper actually covers the whole of South Tyneside. Even so, it is unusual for an area of this size to have its own evening paper. It is well supported by local people, with a circulation of 18,152.

You can read a little more about our paper and see a short video in this post in my main blog.

As part of the celebrations a special display has been set up in South Shields Museum and Art Gallery.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 50 mm lens, 1/20 second, f5.6, iso 800

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Written by curly

May 16, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. Wow. That’s old and it’s amazing that it has lasted so long.


    May 17, 2009 at 4:31 am

  2. I am trying to trace an article [with photo] that was in the Gazette in 1950’s. Is there any way that I could reseach your archive photographs. Many thanks, Joan

    joan de Matas [nee Smith]

    September 20, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    • Of course, you can search by category, or by month, or by using a search term in the search box.


      September 25, 2010 at 12:32 pm

      • Hi I am looking for an article from about 1965/66 After March 1965. It was on the cover – a story about perjury in Wallsend. It mentions my family and a court case about forgery. I would love to get a copy because it is directly related to my mom and dad.
        Thanks Julie (Daglish) Scott

        Julie Scott

        October 7, 2013 at 10:22 am

  3. My dad painted the white horse on bob a job week with the boy scouts approx 1949-1950 the picture was printed in the south shields gazette and would love to get a copy of it . Thomas Adam Prince. 72 ede avenue south shields. Tel. 01914569403 . Many thanks

    allison young

    March 16, 2013 at 6:06 pm

  4. It’s lovely when local papers don’t go out of business.
    Curly I saw your rather amusing comment on…
    It’s from 2008 I know, but still very amusing, as clearly people have been carving pumpkins in the U.K for a very long time. Also we actually grow them here as well. You were jesting surely.


    November 23, 2013 at 12:57 am

  5. Hi is Kris Hurst

    Kris Hurst

    December 11, 2022 at 5:22 pm

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