First edition is a rare find... and still a good read
A YATE pensioner has found a copy of the first ever Evening Post hidden in a cabinet.
Pamela Turpin, 72, who lives in Lansdown, found the paper, from April 16, 1932 when she was clearing out the living room cabinet.
"I'm an avid Post reader but couldn't believe it when I found a copy of the very first one," she said.
"It's in quite good condition and is interesting to see how much things have changed."
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Coincidentally a full replica of the first edition was printed in a souvenir supplement last week to celebrate the Post's 80th anniversary. But if you missed out there is still time to see what it looked like.
An exhibition is currently taking place on the ground floor of the Galleries until May 17.
Visitors have the chance to take in this newspaper's coverage of key events of the past eight decades, including the Blitz on Bristol, the St Paul's riots, the triumphant return of the ss Great Britain to her home port and the birth of the world's first test-tube baby to a couple from the city.
If you missed our 48-page souvenir anniversary supplement, copies are available with the latest edition of the paper at our stall in the Galleries.