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Daily Chronicle

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1866 Edward Lloyd (1815-1890) introduced a daily newspaper in Clerkenwell

1872 The paper became The Daily Chronicle, part of the Edward Lloyd business

Lloyd installed new machinery capable of producing 1,300 square feet (120 m2) of paper per minute, and handed over management of the site to his youngest son, Frederick.

1918 Part of United Newspapers Ltd when it was formed

1927 The Daily Chronicle Investment Corporation acquired the holding company.

Late 1929 United Newspapers had huge liabilities, due mainly to the purchase of modern printing plant for the Daily Chronicle, whose trading position was causing anxiety.

1930 As part of the rescue operation the Daily Chronicle was transferred to a new company, in which United Newspapers owned half the shares, and merged with the Daily News to form the News Chronicle.

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