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Founded in 1893 by Robert Head at 11 High Street, Congleton, the newspaper still remains at that address and is the only independently owned paid-for newspaper in Cheshire.
Today it is owned by the Condliffe family following a management buyout led by former editor John Condliffe in 1988. His son Jeremy Condliffe is the current editor - only the fourth since it was founded and the second father and son succession, the first was Robert Head and his son Lionel.
In addition to the Congleton Chronicle the company also publishes the Sandbach Chronicle, the Biddulph Chronicle and, launched in January 2012, the Alsager Chronicle. The newspapers have a combined circulation of 15,842 and are read by approximately 42,000 people.
- JICREG Newspaper Readership Report, dated 1 January 2008