Other Fleet Street

How Manchester Made Newspapers National

By Robert Waterhouse
December 2004
First Edition Limited
ISBN: 1845470834
319 pages, Illustrated, 7 " x 9 "
$47.50 Paper Original


This book is a celebration of the years between 1900 and 1989 when daily national newspapers were published in Manchester. The word published means just that: a place where newspapers are originated, edited and printed.

A focus for several thousand people - editors, reporters, photographers, sports writers, feature writers, theater and music critics, sub-editors, messengers, copytakers, darkroom operatives, compositors, readers, stereo and machine-room men, publishing staff, van drivers, advertising sales and circulation departments and so on.

A 24-hour, three-dimensional world driven by ambition, hope, fear, humor, lust and greed - not unlike the society it reflected. A distribution network stretching from the west of Ireland to the North of Scotland from above a wavy line from Skegness to Aberystwyth. A provincial center which was, for once, national. The other Fleet Street.

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