Opening day success for new Cornish and Devon Post office in Launceston

Today marked the official opening of the new Cornish and Devon Post office located on Southgate Street, Launceston.

The town’s mayor, Cllr Helen Bailey, and consort Adrian Bailey, attended the opening earlier today, to cut the ribbon.

Cllr Nigel Kenneally, Holsworthy mayor, also joined the celebrations.

The Editor, Zoë Uglow, welcomed those present and said it was an honour to be opening this new office, placing the local paper at the heart of the town it was founded in.

It was on April 19, 1856, that the first edition of the ‘Launceston Weekly News and Cornwall and Devon Advertiser,’ the forerunner of the ‘Cornish & Devon Post,’ which was printed and published by John Brimell at Broad Street, Launceston, made its appearance, and with it began the modern newspaper era in Launceston and surrounding districts.

The Cornish & Devon is now based at 10 Southgate Street having moved from its former premises in Westgate Street.

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