Messenger editorial

The Messenger office will be closed over the holidays from 21st December, re-opening on 7th January. Our phone lines and emails will still be working though, so if you do have a story, let us know!


We incorrectly identified the man pictured in the ‘silk postcards’ article, on page 6 of the last issue. He is not Colin Levesley, as we said, but his father-in- law, Herbert Pickford, at home in Reginald Street. Apologies.

Messenger info

This issue’s team: Richard Belbin, Deborah Blencowe, Pam Grant, Carrie Hedderwick, Saleema Imam, Graham Jones, Jamie Marriott, John Mellor, Tim Neal and Kate Sheldrick.

Thank you to the volunteers who helped put the issue online: Kasar Ali, Saleema Imam, Graham Jones,, John Mellor and Farhaan Warsame.


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