Rally to save Trinity Mirror's Caernarfon office
WhenSaturday 11 April 2015
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Turf Square, Caernarfon
Once dubbed the Welsh capital of ink, Caernarfon has long been associated with journalism and the Caernarfon and Denbigh Herald has existed in various guises since 1831. Editorial staff at the Eastgate Street hub are vital to the production of the Daily Post, Caernarfon and Denbigh Herald, Holyhead and Anglesey Mail, Bangor and Anglesey Mail and Yr Herald Cymraeg.
Now the bean counters are planning to close it down. Join Adam Christie, NUJ joint-president, who will be taking part in the rally with members, families and friends of colleagues working on the Caernarfon and Denbigh Herald, to support local news.
NUJ Trinity Mirror North Wales chapel spokesperson said:
"Caernarfon has had a long and illustrious association with journalism and was known as the 'ink capital of north Wales’ in the 19th century due to the number of printers in the town that produced a variety of newspapers and magazines.
"There has been a newspaper office in Caernarfon since 1855 and we feel that closing would be a big blow to the town's history, heritage and culture.
"It would mean that anyone wanting to speak to a reporter, place an advert or a notice in the Daily Post or the Caernarfon Herald would no longer be able to do it face-to-face, as they have done so for decades previously.
"The chapel also has concerns about the Welsh language service the company would be able to offer customers and readers should the office close.
"Inevitably, it would also take journalists further away from the communities they are meant to serve and we fear that this would act as a prelude to the closure of titles within the company.
"Join us on this rally to tell Trinity Mirror they are making a huge mistake."