Liverpool Mercury

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Liverpool Mercury
Liverpool Mercury Newspaper Nameplate.jpg
Founder(s) Egerton Smith
Founded July 5, 1811; 205 years ago (1811-07-05)
Ceased publication 1904
Country United Kingdom

The Liverpool Mercury was an English newspaper that originated in Liverpool, England and circulated for over 200 years. As well as focusing on local news, the paper also reported on both national and international news allowing it to circulate in Lancashire, Wales, Isle of Man and London.


Founded by Egerton Smith in 1808 the newspaper cost 7d and was published weekly, covering news relating to the city's busy port. By 1858 the newspaper switched from being a weekly paper to a daily, with an extended edition published on Fridays. The paper's second edition was claimed to be 72 columns long, making it one of the largest newspapers in the world. During the early 1900s the Mercury merged with rival paper Liverpool Daily Post to become the Liverpool Daily Post and the Liverpool Mercury whose first edition was published on 14th November 1904.[1][2]


  1. ^ "The Liverpool Mercury is born in 1811". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Liverpool Mercury". Retrieved 20 June 2017.