Liverpool's Post marks its 150th anniversary

One of Britain’s oldest regional morning newspapers celebrated its
150th anniversary this week by publishing a 16-page souvenir supplement
every day.

At its peak in the 1960s, the Liverpool Daily Post
sold more than 100,000 copies a day in North Wales and Liverpool. Three
years ago the Trinity Mirror title split into two editions, which were
both among the best circulation performers in the latest regional
newspapers ABCs.

After a successful upmarket relaunch, the
Liverpool Daily Post was up 4.2 per cent year-on-year to 20,199 and the
Welsh edition was steady at 40,835.

Acting editor Rob Irvine
said: “Reaching this milestone is a cause for celebration for those of
us who work for it today, but also a time for us to reflect on the
responsibility we have as the current custodians of one of the great
institutions of British journalism.”

The supplements told the
histories of the newspaper itself, Merseyside sport, business in the
area, architecture, arts and culture and changing lifestyles.

dinner for surviving Post editors was due to be held at the paper’s
former head office on Thursday and a two-part history of the Post,
produced by ITV Granada and Trinity Mirror, will be broadcast in the
northwest in October.

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