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Maidenhead Advertiser

The Maidenhead Advertiser is a weekly tabloid newspaper based in the town of Maidenhead in Berkshire, and sold in a circulation area that covers the eastern half of the county of Berkshire and substantial parts of southern Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. (As of 2009 it was the largest-selling weekly newspaper in Berkshire.)

It was founded by Edwin Bushell Prosser in 1869, and thus celebrated its 140th anniversary in July 2009. It’s remained an independent publication ever since, although the original subtitle (Berks, Bucks, Middlesex, & Oxfordshire Chronicle) has been dropped. In 1962 proprietor Louis Baylis transferred ownership to a charitable trust, effectively gifting the newspaper to the town of Maidenhead. It’s published by Baylis Media (formerly Baylis & Co (The Maidenhead Advertiser) Ltd) from offices in Maidenhead. (Besides the main editorial office address given below, there’s also a part-time office in Queen Street.)

Three local editions have been founded in the last decade: the Twyford Advertiser in 2001, the Windsor Advertiser in 2008 and the Burnham Advertiser in 2010.

It comes out on Thursdays. An e-edition’s also available by paid subscription. A small share of the print run is also available by free pickup from various locations around the town.

  • Address:
  • Maidenhead Advertiser
    Newspaper House
    48 Bell Street

    SL6 1HX
  • Tel:
  • 01628 680680
  • Fax:
  • 01628 678245