Kilburn Times timeline

Kilburn Times timeline

1868: Founded by Rowland Bassett, a 26 year-old entrepreneur printer. It cost a halfpenny and was a popular read among the working class Irish community.

1877: The owners launch the Willesden Chronicle and Herald which covered news from across Brent.

1890: By his point the Times had moved from its home in Manchester Terrace to Cambridge Avenue, in Kilburn. n office branch was also opened in Chichele Parade. They later swapped this office for one in Willesden High Road.

1939: The Times reported on the outbreak of the Second World War. The leader stated: “The children have been evacuated to safer areas, our preparations are made for whatever may happen, our hearts are steeled to see this through.”


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1964: The Willesden Chronicle and Herald changed its name to the Willesden & Brent Chronicle. During the 1960s the paper adopted a more tabloid style, shrinking its page sizes.

September 2010: The Times launch their new website with a promise to provide the community with round the clock breaking news.

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