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Weekly celebrates 70th anniversary with look back at its journalists

A weekly newspaper has celebrated 70 years in business with a look back at the staff who have worked there.

The Mansfield Chad, which began life in 1952 as the Chronicle Advertiser, has marked the milestone with a trip down memory lane for both its journalists and its readers.

The Chad published an online gallery featuring photographs of a number of different staff members who worked for the paper from 1971 up to the present day.

Not surprisingly, many of the images feature Jeremy Plews, who edited the title for more than half of its existence from 1973-2009.

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The Chad’s anniversary also featured on its front page this week, pictured above, with a special eight-page supplement contained inside.

An editorial accompanying the photo gallery reads: “From pit closure campaigns and speeding petitions to fundraising, your Chad team have been at the heart of the community since 1952. We have searched the archives to see what they have been up to over the years.”

This week’s edition also featured a look back on some of the biggest stories covered by the Chad over the course of the last seven decades.

Topics covered include the Miners’ Strikes, The Wycherley Murders and visits by famous faces including The Beatles and The Queen.