2012 is due to be a year of national celebration, with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee coming up in June and the Olympic Games coming to London at the end of July – but we’re also having our own celebrations here at the Boston Standard, as we mark 100 years of our paper.
Our first-ever edition hit the stands on July 6, 1912, when we went under the name of the Lincolnshire Standard and were based in Threadneedle Street under the editorship of George Robinson. Thankfully, unlike the Titanic, which famously sank three months before our first paper, we’ve survived to serve you ever since.
We’re hoping to mark the occasion in a number of ways as we build up to the anniversary itself and are keen to hear from readers with their memories of the paper and the area in the past century. Please also get in touch with us if you/your relative is turning 100 in 2012 or if your company, club or organisation is clocking up a century this year too, or if you wish to take the chance to advertise with us during our celebratory year.
Write to us at the address on page six or email email@example.com with your memories or suggestions.