On this day 2nd October 1882: The Yorkshire Evening Press is first printed

The people of York and North Yorkshire enjoyed the first edition of their new evening newspaper, The Yorkshire Evening Press and Herald on this day in 1882. Inside the two page broadsheet paper was a mixture of court reports, general interest and business stories, including the sale of land for the building of railway workers on Leeman Road.The commercial potential of printed media was not lost on the paper’s  founder, William Wallace Hargrove, as the first headline read, “”Leak And Thorp, Commerce House, York, are now showing their new designs for the autumn in Tapestry Curtains,” The Yorkshire Evening Press. The paper kept its name right up until the late 1990s, when it became “The Press,” and had switched to mornings in a tabloid format by 2004.

Cover picture credit: norbet1 flickr creative commons (I don’t think this was the headline in 1882!)