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Wigan Observer Crabtree printing press at Woods street. 1970-80   Comments: 4
Photo: Colin Harlow   Item #: 31440  
 
Wigan Observer Crabtree printing press at Woods street. 1970-80

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  The Wigan Observer goes to press for another edition of the paper. Here the Crabtree press roars up to speed and churns out copies of the Wigan Observer at speed. Printer Terry Hateley checks the print quality of pages and a team of men stack and tie the bungles of papers ready for the newsagents.  

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Comments by Colin Harlow, 14th August 2019  
Sorry should have said "Bundles of papers".

Comments by RON HUNT, 14th August 2019  
These day they would probably only have to run it for 5 minutes...

Comments by Colin Harlow, 14th August 2019  
Yes your right Ron, the World's fastest newspaper web offset press is the Mitsubishi Diamond Star it can print broadsheet papers at 90,000 per hour.
The Wigan Observer Crabtree press was geared for 32 broadsheet pages at 20,000 per hour.
The Wigan Observers Victory-Kidder press at Rowbottom Square up to 1966 would produce 16 broadsheet pages at 8,000 per hour.
I think they call it progress.

Comments by Arthur, 14th August 2019  
The Wigan Observer and Post are down because news information is on our mobile phones, printed news circulation in all newspapers are down.

 
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