It was established in 1983 as the Stourbridge & Halesowen Trader but changed title twice the following year, first to the Stourbridge & Halesowen Trader & Chronicle and then to the Stourbridge & Halesowen Chronicle. It became the Stourbridge Chronicle when Halesowen got its own separate edition in 1986. Since then it’s alternated between being the Stourbridge edition of a hypothetical overall title called The Chronicle, and simply the Stourbridge Chronicle – at present, it has the latter name in its masthead.
It’s published by Wolverhampton-based Express & Star Ltd, a division of the Midland News Association. The editorial offices are in Wolverhampton, but there’s also an office in Stourbridge.
It’s one of a series of Chronicle weekly freesheets that accompany the Express & Star. It doesn’t have a website of its own; the link below is to the Stourbridge news pages of the Express & Star‘s website.
It comes out on Fridays. An e-edition’s also available free on the website.