Newark Advertiser

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Newark Advertiser
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Advertiser Group Newspapers
Founded 1854
Language English
Headquarters Appletongate, Newark, Nottinghamshire

The Newark Advertiser is a British regional newspaper, owned by Advertiser Group Newspapers, for the town of Newark-on-Trent and surrounding areas.


The Advertiser had its beginnings in 1847, when printer William Tomlinson of Stodman Street issued the first Newark Monthly Advertiser. It had four pages and cost 1d. In 1854 Tomlinson made his journal a weekly publication, called it the Newark Advertiser and Farmers' Journal, doubled its size to eight pages and trebled the price to 3d. Upon Tomlinson's death his son-in-law Mr Whiles became the sole owner of the Advertiser.

In 1874 Cornelius Brown became editor of the Newark Advertiser. Within months of taking the editor's chair, Brown was ready to buy a half-share in the newspaper, for which he paid Mr Whiles £600. The Newark Advertiser Co Ltd was incorporated on September 19, 1882.

When Whiles died in 1900, he was succeeded by his son Herbert Whiles. In 1903 J. C. Kew came on to the Advertiser scene in a significant way. He had already been writing for the paper for some years and also ran a coal business at Beaumond Cross. Brown at the age of 51 decided to hand over some of his editorial responsibilities to Kew who was then 35.

Cornelius Brown died November 4, 1907 and Kew became editor.

See also[edit]

  • S. S. Chamberlain (1851–1916), who started his newspaper career as a journalist on the paper (1873–1874)

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