Yesterday Once More: Historic photo shows how Herts Advertiser team has served the community for many years

Jean and Mike Daniell with Tony Greg, Verulam's 50th anniversary on November 25 1977. Picture: COURT

Jean and Mike Daniell with Tony Greg, Verulam's 50th anniversary on November 25 1977. Picture: COURTESY OF CLIVE DYBALL - Credit: Archant

Your Herts Advertiser has always been serving the community - and this photo shows it was as true then as it is now.

This photo - provided by Clive Dyball - shows the then editor of the Advertiser, Mike Daniell, with his wife Jean and photographer Tony Gregory at the Verulam’s 50th anniversary dinner and dance in 1977.

Mr Dyball wrote: “Tony Gregory always took part in the ‘cross toasting’, as can be seen here wearing a policeman’s helmet.”

The Advertiser has changed much since those days - Mr Daniell and his colleagues wrote their stories on typewriters and didn’t have the luxury of the internet and smartphones.

But essentially the job has remained the same - to faithfully report on matters within the community in a fair and balanced way, as well as be a champion for the area.

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Do you have albums of photographs showing the St Albans district in times gone by? We’re looking to borrow photos taken in and around St Albans at any point before the 1990s, especially those which show recognisable buildings and landmarks, even if they have changed over time.

If you’d like to contribute, please email us your images as JPEG attachments of at least 200dpi with full details, including dates they were believed to have been taken, to

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