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Journalists’ reunion to mark 30 years since daily’s closure

Former journalists working on a now-defunct city daily are set to hold a reunion to mark 30 years since its closure.

Staff who worked on Sheffield newspaper The Morning Telegraph will meet in the city to mark the anniversary in May.

The Telegraph was founded in 1855 under the name the Sheffield Daily Telegraph, switching to the Morning Telegraph title in January 1966.

The award-winning daily, an upmarket stablemate of the Sheffield Star, ceased production in February 1986.  The last edition is pictured below.


Three years later, a weekly newspaper using the name the Sheffield Telegraph was relaunched – and continued to be published today by Johnston Press.

The reunion will be held at Nether Edge Bowling Club, Sheffield, S7 1RU, on Friday 20 May and “scores” of former journalists are set to attend.

Organiser Bob Bennett said: “The Morning Telegraph was an exceptional newspaper in that it is remembered with great affection by all the journos who worked there.

“We are expecting people to come from all over Britain and even abroad.”

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  • February 18, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Reunions involving ex colleagues on defunct titles will become more and more common going by the current state of the regional press in this country, surely by year end a huge number of titles will be closed or gone on line only.
    Time was when it was only the old timers who attended these occasions put on by the company to celebrate the past, these days with a huge number of younger people being laid off and most proprietors seeming embarrassed by their print products I doubt any will be hosting this type of event in future years leaving it to the ex journos, ad reps and front counter staff to arrange amongst themselves

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