Celebrating 200 years of news on the Rock
         

It's not every day that a newspaper reaches its bicentenary knowing that, barring a short bout of yellow fever,
it has produced continuously and under the same banner. The story of the Gibraltar Chronicle is not very different from the story of modern Gibraltar itself...
 

THE BIRTH OF A NEWSPAPER

On 4 May 1801, a bulletin headed, "Continuation of the Intelligence from Eygpt received by His Majesty's ship Flora in three weeks from Alexandria," was printed
at the Garrison Library press and sold by H. and T. Cowper, book sellers and stationers opposite Bell Lane. It was first published as The Gibraltar Chronicle on 15 May 1801, when the leading articles revealed the wonderful spirit which animated those stirring times, but also foresaw, with surprising accuracy, the pitfalls which would surround the editor of a small paper in a small community.


El nacimiento de un periodico...

The following is Charter of the Gibraltar Chronicle and its breach is challengeable
before the Supreme Court of Gibraltar...


EDITORS 1801 - 1870

1801 Charles J Bouisson
1854 James Farmer

1858 Thomas Gordon
1862 Edmund Cresswell...

To mark the bicentenary a number of special events have been arranged...


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