One of the most obvious expressions of the disquiet affecting this particular South Manchester village suburb is the prominence given to crime, and the fear of crime and disorder, in the three local community newspapers, or news-sheets
, which are delivered every week to letterboxes throughout the area: the Hale and Hale Barnes Independent (whose mast-head declares that it is delivered to 23,000 local homes), the Sale and Altrincham Express and Advertiser (with a circulation of 55,000) and the Sale and Altrincham Messenger, known locally simply as SAM (also claiming a circulation of 54,000 in Hale and immediate area: 94 per cent of all households).
A rare printed copy of the news-sheet
, known as a broadside and published in Dundee around 1880, is now kept at the National Library of Scotland.
We've not heard from her again, but we did get a plaintive little news-sheet
a couple of months back announcing that he'd had a book of poems about his troubles privately printed and did we want to buy one?
And dignity was what was required at the Godolphin barn when someone showed him the Derby-week edition of `Indian Charlie', the scurrilous backstretch news-sheet
And a Tory news-sheet
has pictured him outside his cottage, AND said where it is.
Flo is interested in books, painting, Scrabble, country dancing and helps to edit AGEnda, the monthly news-sheet
The Docklands Digest, a single-page news-sheet
printed for workers on Canary Wharf, said: "They may have wrecked our offices and killed our co-workers, but the IRA scum are mistaken if they think they have broken our spirit."
The third part, a rush of unchaptered narrative, takes place during the German occupation of Denmark and focuses on Kaj, now a methamphetamine-driven coordinator of samizdat news-sheets
. Ib, too, has joined the Resistance but is a shadowy figure, close to cardiac collapse.
It would be superfluous to add, what great advantage will be derived from the absence of any religious dissensions whatever in the world; as, that there will be no division within families, no tests in the appointment of Ministers, and no religious matter to offend the eye in our daily news-sheets
. I commend these considerations very earnestly to the attention of the public, calling upon them in the name of Humanity and Progress to see that this scheme is carried out, whether or no any of the various sectaries concerned like the proposal made; and not to allow the fact that they do not happen to have any religion or any morality of their own make them in any way backward to arrange the moral and religious affairs of other people.
At the time they called it the "Campden Wonder", and it generated a great pile of pamphlets, not to mention ballads, folk songs, news-sheets
and (much later) plays.
But these inevitable imperfections have been with us ever since the news-sheets
of the 18th century.
His most surprising finds concern the fact that the printed press in this case had deep ties to older forms of oral culture, and that many of the news-sheets
were sung when sold in the Parisian streets.
In A New Chronology of Venetian Opera (2007), Selfridge-Field (music/computer-aided research in the humanities, Stanford U.) attempted to pin down the exact dates of opera productions in their heyday in the 17th and 18th century Venetian Republic by examining unpublished theatrical news-sheets
. Here she examines the reasons that this approach failed, in the contexts of evolving secular/sacred conceptions and methods of time-keeping, the emergence of theatrical culture, and the association of productions with seasons/holidays.
An exhibition of classic Daily Post front pages is currently on show at the castle and the courses are designed to help budding writers, keen amateur photographers and would-be journalists by teaching proven skills which will also enable participants to produce family or club newspapers or news-sheets
This covers the history of news-telling in Scotland, from the production of the first news-sheets
and 'broadsides', to the state of the art media of today.