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Special supplement marks weekly’s 205th birthday

A special supplement marking a weekly newspaper’s 205th birthday has been published.

The Carmarthen Journal celebrated the milestone last week, with a 12-page supplement taking a look at both the future and history of the title – which claims the honour of being Wales’s oldest newspaper.

The supplement contains archive material and a cover featuring a composite image of various front pages from its history, pictured below.

Among them is the front cover of an edition from February this year dedicated to missing schoolboy Cameron Comey, who fell in a river while playing with his brother and has yet to be found six weeks on.

Carmarthen 205

Journal editor Emma Bryant said: “We are very proud that Wales’s oldest newspaper has stood the test of time as it celebrates this special anniversary of delivering local news, sport and essential information to our readers across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.

“In the special edition we have taken a look at the Journal over the past 205 years ‑ and what the future holds for Wales’s oldest newspaper.

“The supplement is full of archive material the Journal has published over its long history and we have dug out some cracking old front pages.

“We also look at how the paper has changed in the digital era, and what our new goals and targets are.”

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  • April 11, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    205th birthday! Not 200th or 250th? Readers might see through this as a marketing ploy. What the heck! Well done for making it so far.

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