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Iliffe, Berry, Hulton: landmarks


This chronology is indicative only. Context is provided by the broader general communications and media timeline.


1772 London Morning Post founded

1857 launch of Birmingham Post

1871 Edward H Hulton launches The Sporting Chronicle

1877 Algernon Borthwick (later Lord Glenesk) buys Morning Post

1875 Hulton launches The Athletic News

1885 Hulton launches Manchester Sunday Chronicle

1886 Alfred Harmsworth employed by Edward Iliffe to edit Bicycling News

1891 William Iliffe founds Midland Evening Telegraph

1895 William Iliffe launches Autocar magazine in Coventry

1897 Hulton launches Manchester Evening Chronicle

1900 son Edward G Hulton launches Daily Dispatch

1901 William Berry (later Lord Camrose) launches Advertising World

1909 William Berry launches Boxing

1909 Hulton launches Daily Sketch

1914 Hulton buys Evening Standard

1915 Hulton launches Sunday Herald

The Financial Times

1919 William Berry acquires Financial Times and St Clements Press

1919 Hulton buys Topical Film Company

1921 Hulton becomes baronet

1923 Hulton sells his Evening Standard, Daily Sketch, Sunday Herald and 11 other titles to Beaverbrook for £6 million

1923 William Berry, Gomer Berry and Sir Edward Illiffe form Allied Newspapers

1924 Allied buys Hulton provincial titles and Glasgow Daily Record from Beaverbrook and Rothermere

1924 Bathursts sell Morning Post

1925 Allied Newspapers buys Daily Sketch from Beaverbrook and Rothermere

1924 Iliffe & Sons buys Wireless World

1928 Allied Newspapers acquires Daily Telegraph from Lord Burnham

1929 William Berry becomes baron

1930 Berrys buy Sunday News (merged with Sunday Graphic)

1930 Berrys buy Sheffield Independent and Mail

1932 Berrys trade Bristol and Derby evening titles for Rothermere's Newcastle evening title

1933 Sir Edward Iliffe becomes first Lord Iliffe

1936 Gomer Berry becomes baron

Allied and Amalgamated split

1937 Allied Newspapers partnership between Berrys and Iliffe dissolved

1937 Berrys divide Amalgamated Press interests - Camrose takes Daily Telegraph and Financial Times, Kemsley takes provincial titles and Sunday Times

1937 Kemsley sells Reading Gazette and minor periodicals to Iliffe

1937 Duke of Northumberland's heirs sell Morning Post

1937 Camrose folds Morning Post into Daily Telegraph

1937 Camrose folds Morning Post into Daily Telegraph

1938 Edward Hulton III launches Picture Post magazine, establishes Hulton Picture Library (later acquired by Getty) as photo archive

1941 Midland Evening Telegraph becomes Coventry Evening Telegraph

1941 William Berry becomes viscount (Lord Camrose)

1944 Iliffe buys BPM Holdings (including Birmingham Post)

1944 Gomer Berry becomes viscount (Lord Kemsley)

1950 Hulton Press launches The Eagle

1950 Hulton Press launches Girl

1952 Kemsley sells Daily Graphic to Rothermere

1953 Hulton Press launches Robin

1950 Hulton Press launches Swift

1955 Kemsley-Winnick consortium for UK ITV television licence collapses

1956 Picture Post closes

Out of print

1959 Thomson uses STV to buy Kemsley newspapers (including Sunday Times and regional newspaper operations in Aberdeen, Middlesborough, Blackburn, Sheffield, Manchester, Cardiff and Newcastle)

1960 Hulton's printing and publishing operations acquired by Odhams Press

1960 Girl closes

1960 Odhams rebadged as Longacre Press

1961 Manchester Guardian acquires daily Manchester Evening Chronicle from Berry family

1969 IPC buys Longacre Press

1969 the Eagle closes

1979 Yattendon buys Plymouth Sunday Independent from Tindle

1986 Conrad Black's Hollinger buys the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

1987 Iliffe sells Birmingham Post & Mail to Ralph Ingersoll II for £60m

2001 Yattendon buys Channel Television for about £20m