OLD DEVONPORT . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: March 16, 2016.
Webpage updated: March 16, 2016

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"THE DEVONPORT AND PLYMOUTH TELEGRAPH: NAVAL AND MILITARY GAZETTE, AND WESTERN COUNTIES ADVERTISER"

Mr Richard Clarkson Smith took over "The Devonport Telegraph and Plymouth Chronicle" in 1850 and from the issue dated Saturday February 8th 1851 it became "The Devonport and Plymouth Telegraph: Naval and Military Gazette, and Western Counties Advertiser, all for 4d a copy, thanks to a reduction in the newspaper tax.

At some as yet unidentified point in its life the word "Commercial" replaced "Military" as when the last edition of the newspaper was published on Saturday June 27th 1863 it was as "The Devonport and Plymouth Telegraph: Naval and Commercial Gazette, and Western Counties Advertiser.  It was then amalgamated with "The Western Weekly News" although Whitfeld's claimed that it passed in spirit to "The Devonport Independent".