The Billericay Observer

The Billericay Observer was a local newspaper published by Wynford Grant whilst he was a schoolboy. He started publishing this fortnightly paper in 1958 when he was about 12 years old and ceased publication in 1962 so he could concentrate on his O Level GCEs. The links below allow you to download pdf copies of the newspaper. Reading through these it is surprising how little things have changed, the same issues seem to affect local people.

Page link: A.  Issues 1 to 10
A. Issues 1 to 10
27th Feb 1958 to 2nd June 1958
Page link: B.  Issues 11 to 20
B. Issues 11 to 20
16th June 1958 to 29th October 1958
Page link: C.  Issues 21 to 30
C. Issues 21 to 30
11th November 1958 to 17th March 1959
Page link: D.  Issues 31 to 40
D. Issues 31 to 40
31st March 1959 to 4th August 1959
Page link: E.  Issues 41 to 50
E. Issues 41 to 50
18th August 1959 to 22nd December 1959
Page link: F.  Issues 51 to 70
F. Issues 51 to 70
Missing Issues
Page link: F.  Issues 71 to 80
F. Issues 71 to 80
18th October 1960 to 14th February 1961
Page link: G.  Issues 81 to 90
G. Issues 81 to 90
28th February 1961 to 4th July 1961
Page link: H.  Issues 91 to 100
H. Issues 91 to 100
18th July 1961 to 5th December 1961
Page link: I.  Issues 101 to 110
I. Issues 101 to 110
19th December 1961 to 24th April 1962
Page link: J.  Issues 111 to 120
J. Issues 111 to 120
8th May 1962 to 25th September 1962
Page link: K.  Issues 121 to 126 (the final issue)
K. Issues 121 to 126 (the final issue)
9th October 1962 to 18th December 1962