Its history goes back to 1867 and the foundation of the Wallingford Chronicle, Oxford Times and Midland Counties Advertiser; a similar title for Abingdon with the Abingdon Herald at the forefront of the title was launched at the same time. The two titles were merged in 1870 as The Abingdon Herald and Wallingford Chronicle; a subsequent merger with the Reading Herald saw Wallingford dropped from the title.
It re-emerged in 1961 as a spin-off from what was by then the North Berks Herald. (At the time, the area was part of North Berkshire; it was transferred to Oxfordshire in the shake-up of local government in England and Wales in 1974.)
Like the rest of the Herald series, it’s published by Newsquest (Oxfordshire). The editorial offices were in Didcot until recently, but are now at Newsquest (Oxfordshire)’s headquarters in Oxford.
It comes out on Thursdays.
- Wallingford Herald
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