The Hewitson Diaries: A Journalist’s Life in Victorian Britain

Posted on - 11th October, 2012 - 10:47am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, History, Things to Do in and around Preston, UCLan


26 October marks the centenary of the death of noted Preston journalist Anthony Hewitson (1836-1912)

A one man show based on diaries of his life in Victorian Britain will take place on 26 October 2012 to mark the event.

Hewitson was a reporter and later a newspaper publisher. He ran the Preston Chronicle from 1868 to 1890, and was a local correspondent for the Times, the Manchester Guardian, and the Wakefield and West Riding Herald . His diaries, which are moving and funny, record his work and leisure, and the lives and deaths of his young family.

Anthony Hewitson was the author of the much respected book ‘The History Of Preston’ published in 1883. He also wrote several books under the pseudonym of ‘Atticus’.

Historians Dr Andrew J Hobbs and Margaret Dickinson will take part in a Q&A session after the performance.

Tickets are priced £5 and are on sale at the Preston Visitor Information Centre, Lancaster Road, tel: 01772 253731

Event: Fri, 26 October, 19:30 – 21:15

Theatre 2, UCLan’s Media Factory, Kirkham Street, Preston PR1 2XY

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