Newspapers

Local Newspapers

Printing started like in England as a highly regulated industry. The printing press was invented in Germany in the 15th century but it was not until 1476 that the government permitted printing in this country. Thereafter, fearful of seditious books and pamphlets, successive governments placed printing under very tight control. Even paper making was restricted, …

Newsagents

Newsagents were familiar enough in the 20th century, but when did they start up and who was the first in Wolverton? It may not be easy to answer that a question. Certainly newspapers were available from Wolverton’s beginnings. London newspapers were only a few hours away by train. There were newspapers at the Reading Room …

Printers

McCorquodales were the big industrial printers in Wolverton, and their story is described here, but there was a demand for printing on a smaller scale and the district has a history of such printing, beginning in the 19th century. Stony Stratford’s earliest printer of record was William Nixon, who had a press on the High …