Three weekly newspapers in the West Country were given a Royal visit by Sophie, Countess of Wessex, to mark their 150th anniversaries.
Staff from the newspapers travelled last week to a special celebratory lunch in a marquee at the Royal Bath and West Show and the Countess, who is president of the show society, met each member of staff personally.
She also presented watches to eight employees and unveiled three plaques commemorating the anniversaries.
The Countess was welcomed by Sir Ray Tindle, owner of the newspaper group, who praised management and staff, while she in turn congratulated the papers for being part of the fabric of their communities.
Onlooker (08/06/2010 08:52:03)
Always liked Sir Ray. Never could stand Doel. But the company has a pretty good record of looking after its journalists compared to other groups.