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The Essex Newsman was first published in Chelmsford in 1870 as a weekly, 4-page broadsheet costing a halfpenny.
It was politically independent and in its own words “expressly designed for circulation amongst Artisans, Agricultural Labourers, Cottagers, and Domestic Servants”. It contained a selection of General News, the Police and County Court Intelligence of Essex and a general summary of the News of the County.
The Newsman was founded by Frederick Meggy and Malcolm Douglas who already owned the Chelmsford Chronicle and the Essex Herald. The Meggy family’s association with newspapers stretched back to the late 18th century and Malcolm Douglas was a northern journalist. Douglas died and in 1885 Thomas Thompson bought into the company. It was an association which lasted into the 20th century.
The paper was known as the Essex Newsman until 1923 then following various name changes, became the Newsman Herald in 1968. It was discontinued in 1980.
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