Oz-some discovery Down Under

PAST PAPERS:  One of the old editions.
PAST PAPERS: One of the old editions.

Old editions of the Times & Speaker have a habit of popping up in the strangest of places - as a collector in Australia discovered.

Brisbane resident Belinda Long nipped into an antique shop while on holiday in Melbourne and bought a lot of newspapers to take home.

After discovering editions from 1883, 84 and 85 (the Times was first printed in 1883), Belinda took to the internet in a bid to find out more about the paper and the Scottish town she had been reading about, and discovered our Facebook page.

For the full story, see next week’s Times & Speaker - in shops on Wednesday, June 4.

Do you have copies of the Times or Speaker older as old as this? We’d love to see them! Please call us on 01698 264611.