Saturday, November 10, 2012

Yorkshire Evening News

Yorkshire Evening News SignPicture of Yorkshire Evening News sign in Headingley, Leeds

This old sign or poster on the side of a building in Headingley got my interest. Its promoting a newspaper that has not existed since 1963.

The Yorkshire Evening News was founded sometime before 1890, because thats the year the Yorkshire Evening Post (YEP) was started to compete with it. Today all that is history because back in 1963 the YEP absorbed the Yorkshire Evening News.

In August this year Johnston Press the parent company of both the Yorkshire Evening Post and the sister paper the regional daily the Yorkshire Post would move from their current home to No 1 Leeds, formerly Latitude Red, on Whitehall Road.

4 comments:

  1. I love these old painted signs. We have a number of them in Pasadena, as our founding was in the late 1800s and a few of the early buildings remain.

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  2. The history of a newspaper is something I find very interesting and fascinating, how it is entwined with local history and the people who made it big... and contributed to its disappearing.

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  3. Yes, a Ghost Sign. I have found a couple in Coventry. This one has good definition on that brick. Terrific.

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