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Richard Ingrams - The first issue

Old Un's Notes | By Richard Ingrams

Richard Ingrams, editor of The Oldie, 1992-2014

Richard Ingrams remembers editing the first issue

Four hundred issues ago, Richard Ingrams launched The Oldie – and edited the first issue.

Richard said in his first editorial, ‘The Oldie began life as a joke. But, as soon as I announced it, I found that everyone was taking it seriously. Offers of help poured in. People rang up, wanting to invest.

‘Before I knew what was happening, I found I was leading a crusade.’

Deepest thanks to all readers, whether their first issue was the first ever or this, the 400th!


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