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Gibraltar Chronicle

Gibraltar Chronicle
Front page
Type Daily newspaper
Format Compact (Tabloid)
Editor Dominique Searle MBE[1]
Photo editor Johnny Bugeja
Founded 1801
Language English
Headquarters Watergate House, Gibraltar
Circulation 5,000
Website chronicle.gi

The Gibraltar Chronicle is a national newspaper published in Gibraltar since 1801. It became a daily in 1821. It is Gibraltar's oldest established daily newspaper and the world's second oldest English language newspaper to have been in print continuously. Its editorial offices are at Watergate House, and the print works are in the New Harbours industrial estate.

History

The Gibraltar Chronicle dated 2 February 1826

The Gibraltar Chronicle was born in direct relationship with the garrison. Casualty lists and news were slow in the 18th century and when five regiments from the Garrison of Gibraltar were promptly shipped to Egypt in 1801, the news was posted on a notice board in the Gibraltar Garrison Library. It was soon decided that the information should be made available to the public. A bulletin headed, "Continuation of the INTELLIGENCE FROM EGYPT received by His Majesty's ship Flora in three weeks from Alexandria," was printed at the Garrison Library press on 4 May 1801 and sold by H. and T. Cowper. The report consisted of four pages, three of which were in English and French. The news of Nelson's victory at Copenhagen appeared on the fourth page as well as the names of officers who had died since they had landed in Egypt. The second edition was printed on 8 May 1801. The first editor was a Frenchman named Charles Bouisson, who had settled in Gibraltar in 1794.[2]

The last of the Gibraltar Chronicle to be numbered in Roman numerals was number 160 (CLX) of 22 September 1804. Publication then ceased for five months owing to the yellow fever epidemic until number 161 appeared on 23 March 1805, and it afterwards continued to be published weekly in editions bearing Arabic numerals.

The first 160 editions carried verbatim extracts from The London Gazette, Spanish, French (in original or translation) and Russian, Court papers, Parliamentary debates, and proclamations, military and naval dispatches, local regulations, rates of exchange and reports culled from foreign newspapers. They carried few letters, advertisements or details of social occasions except those connected with the Royal Court and the activities of the members of the Garrison. Therefore, in those days, the Chronicle included little or no local content. The Chronicle was sold at a price of 1½ reals, and the readership was mostly made up of serving officials.[3]

The Chronicle did not lose its military character until well into the twentieth century. It is currently owned by an independent local trust.

News on victory of Trafalgar

Gibraltar Chronicle printers.

The Gibraltar Chronicle published the news of the victory of Trafalgar on 23 October, i.e. only two days after the event, in English and French, and included a letter from Admiral Collingwood to the The Times until 7 November.[4][5]

Archives

Only two complete, or almost complete, sets of the Gibraltar Chronicle are known to exist and both are in Gibraltar. The Garrison Library holds a complete series from 1801 which includes the famous Trafalgar "scoop" edition. A near-complete set, from which only the first few years are missing, can be found at the Gibraltar Archives.[6]

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ Gibraltar Chronicle website – Editors
  2. ^ "The Gibraltar Chronicle". Gibraltar costasur.com
  3. ^ "'Some diverse observations on the Character and Style of the Early Gibraltar Chronicle'" Diane Sloma, publ. in the Gibraltar Heritage Journal No.2 (1994) ISBN 0-9524808-0-8
  4. ^ "The Battle of Trafalgar". History of War
  5. ^ The Parish Church of ST. FAITH in HAVANT newsletterFaith Matters
  6. ^

External links

  • The Gibraltar Chronicle official website
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