Suffolk: EADT prepares to mark 140th anniversary


This was how the East Anglian Daily Times was delivered to newsagents throughout the region around

This was how the East Anglian Daily Times was delivered to newsagents throughout the region around a century ago. This EADT company van and its crew look well equipped for winter conditions on the muddy Suffolk and Essex roads.

On Monday, October 13, it will be exactly 140 years since the first editor Sir Frederick Wilson and his team launched this newspaper.

In the 14 decades since, the EADT has published millions of stories – happy, sad, celebratory, tragic, momentous – all human life has been reflected in our pages.

Day by day, week by week, year by year, the EADT has reported the extraordinary changes which have taken place since the moment on October 13, 1874 when the presses started rolling for the first time.

To mark our 140th birthday, we are planning some special events and publications, and we want our loyal readers to be involved in these. We will be inviting readers to special events – and for one lucky person there will be the chance to grab your 15 minutes of fame!

To start with, we are looking for our most loyal readers. Have you read the EADT for decades? Or do you know someone who has? Has the newspaper played a special part in your lives? Did you work for the EADT in years gone by?

If you have any special memories of this newspaper, then we want to hear from you.

We also want to hear from those who are celebrating a special landmark birthday this year - are you and your partner both 70 this year, or celebrating your 70th wedding anniversary in October? Do you have a series of landmark birthdays in your family that add up to 140?

Email the editor Terry Hunt or leave a comment below