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New home for your Free Press, Guardian and Spalding Today




New home of the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian - the former Revills shoe shop in Francis Street, Spalding (4161748)
New home of the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian - the former Revills shoe shop in Francis Street, Spalding (4161748)

The Lincolnshire Free Press and its sister newspaper, the Spalding Guardian, will soon be on the move.

After nearly 60 years at their current home at Priory House, in The Crescent, owners Iliffe Media have taken the bold step to buy new new premises just a short walk from where they are now.

The new offices will be at the former Revills Shoes shop, 4 Francis Street, Spalding, with the move expected to take place by the end of the year.

Jeremy Ransome, editor of the Free Press and Guardian, said: "When our newspapers were purchased by Iliffe Media in January 2017, it signalled a new and exciting chapter in the long history of the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian.

Jeremy Ransome, editor of the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian. Photo by Tim Wilson. 050718152SG
Jeremy Ransome, editor of the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian. Photo by Tim Wilson. 050718152SG

"Iliffe Media is a family-owned firm with community values at its heart and this move to new offices shows our commitment to serving our valued readers and advertisers for many years to come.

"We move from one iconic building to another and we look forward to welcoming the public into our new building."

Family-run Revills Shoes closed last month after nearly 50 years of trading in Spalding.

Owners Stephanie and David Sanderson said: "We have enjoyed our time at the shop, looking after families with quality footwear in a lovely part of Spalding, and would like to thank all our loyal customers.

"We are very pleased that Iliffe Media has acquired the building and it is good that as one family-run business leaves, another family-run business comes in.

"It is great news that the shop will be the new home of the Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free Press."

The Free Press, Guardian and the Spalding Today website have been run by Iliffe Media for nearly two years.

Managing director Richard Parkinson said: "This investment underlines our commitment to remaining at the heart of the community our newspapers have served since 1847, when the Lincolnshire Free Press was founded.

Richard Parkinson, managing director of Iliffe Media Midlands. (4058813)
Richard Parkinson, managing director of Iliffe Media Midlands. (4058813)

"Being accessible to our readers and advertisers in person near the heart of the town, as well as in print and online, is key to our future strategy."



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