Tuesday, August 04, 2015

FIRST WITH THE NEWS - ALAN WOODS FROM BRENTWOOD GAZETTE

I've had a super response  from readers linked to the visit to Phoenix 98fm last week. Brentwood Gazette editor Alan Woods took valuable time out to be a guest on Book Club (via Michelle Ward's Eat My Brunch programme). I found Alan fascinating and learnt more about how this famous local newspaper is put together every week. We even had a little history about its creation in 1919 when George Sidney Dunn decided his town - then very much smaller in population - needed its own newspaper serving Brentwood, Billericay and all our satellite villages.  I've even been given a facsimile of that first edition front page and will post it later for the local social history buffs to pore over.   




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