Thursday, 19 December 2013

The Last (Daily) Post


A sad day today, after more than 150 years, The Liverpool Post or The Liverpool Daily Post, as it was called when I worked for it, is to close today.
I joined the sister paper, The Liverpool Echo, in 1992 where I was a news reporter and later, features writer until 2003, when I left to freelance.
I started writing for The Liverpool Daily Post in 2004 and wrote, features, columns and reviews until I moved into education in 2010.
The column below received the most feedback.
In December 2005 I was asked by the then editor, Jane Wolstenholme, (who now writes as the novelist, Jane Costello,) to write a column in response to Gee Walker's revelation that she forgave the killers of her son.
You can read the full text here.

Last night I joined fellow journalists at the Cross Keys in Liverpool, a backstreet pub where we held all our leaving parties and Christmas drinks during my time there.
It was a bittersweet evening, renewing old acquaintances and mourning the loss of our beloved paper.

RIP  The Liverpool Daily Post.
1855-2013

I wore:
Boots - Clarks
Dress - Allium B

7 comments:

  1. What a lovely blue dress. So sad when an old institution like this comes to end x

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  2. Love the hue of blue in lovely frock(gorgeous on you, Jane:-)!

    Despite the parting of a local archive resource YOU are part of that fabric ie it's history & will cherish the memories.

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  3. The end of an era, our Birmingham Post went the same way. Love that blue dress on you. x

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  4. Ah, that's sad, end of an era indeed. Hope you had a good night with all your old colleagues, you look fab. xxx

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  5. How sad.. At least you made some amazing friends along the way which in turn moulded you into you.

    And what a beautiful dress to say good bye in.

    X x

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  6. So many newspapers have gone out of business. I'm glad you got together with previous co-workers to mark the end of the Post.

    Darla

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  7. that is very sad to hear! I hate to think of all these newspapers closing, that we could just abandon print like that. Wont we miss it terribly when it's gone?

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