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Newspaper plans a reunion

Former employees of the Wilts & Gloucestershire Standard series are being invited to a grand reunion.

Organising the event are former editor Anne Hayes and former advertising representative Jean Lockey.

The venue is the Thames Head Inn, on the A433 between Tetbury and Cirencester, on Saturday May 13, from 7pm till late.

Anne explained that anyone who worked for the Standard, in any capacity – as well as current staff – would be very welcome.

If you are planning to attend, please contact Jean, on 01285 770573, or Anne, on 01386 701044, by April 30. You can also e-mail Anne at

Bed and breakfast can be booked at the Thames Head Inn.

Anne was editor from 1985-94. In December 1997, the Bailey Newspaper Group, which then owned the Standard and several other local papers, was bought by Southern News – now Newscom plc.

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