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Rotherham Advertiser

The Rotherham Advertiser is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold in and around the South Yorkshire town of Rotherham, including the towns of Maltby, Rawmarsh and Mexborough.

It’s published by independent publishers Garnett Dickinson Publishing Ltd, based in Wath-upon-Dearne; the editorial offices are in Rotherham itself.

It was founded in 1858 as The Rotherham & Masbro’ Advertiser and Weekly Chronicle for South Yorkshire. In 1885 it became just The Rotherham Advertiser and kept that title until the end of 1944, having added a District edition the previous year; from the New Year of 1945 it was The South Yorkshire and Rotherham Advertiser. Its two editions were subtitled District A and District B from 1947.

In 1903 a companion title was added, the Rawmarsh, Swinton & Mexbro’ Advertiser; Swinton was lost from the title in 1906. In 1979 it was absorbed into the parent newspaper, which became the Rotherham and South Yorkshire Advertiser.

In 1981 the Advertiser launched a whole series of sub-editions:

  • Aston & Brinsworth Advertiser
  • Dinnington & Kiveton Advertiser
  • Maltby & Wickersley Advertiser
  • Rawmarsh & Mexborough Advertiser (revived)
  • Thrybergh & Dalton Advertiser

The last-named ceased publication in 1985; the rest were reabsorbed into the main Town edition in 1993, and the title simplified to Rotherham Advertiser.

It has a freesheet companion, the Rotherham Record.

It comes out on Fridays. A paid e-edition’s also available (one-off or subscription), as is an iPhone app.

  • Address:
  • Rotherham Advertiser
    Brookfields Way

    S63 5DL
  • Tel:
  • 01709 768000
  • Fax:
  • 01709 768010