Port Elizabeth of Yore: Fire Damage to the P.E. Advertiser in 1913

On the 9th March 1867, a new newspaper was to see the light of day. Known as the Port Elizabeth Advertiser, it was edited by William Edwards, a printer and bookbinder by profession. It was a free paper, published twice weekly, full of advertisements and items of local interest.

This blog covers the history of this newspaper and its almost fatal fire in 1913.

Main picture: Fire engulfing the offices of the P.E. Advertiser

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