Hungerford's very own magazine
/ newsletter issued quarterly. First produced in 1980 being deliveredfree
to more than 2000 homes in Hungerford and elsewhere. It was produced then
on a doublesided A4 page 2 columns per side, and no advertisers, although
rates were being quoted as 18pence per column inch. Thirty three years later
sees our CHAIN MAIL grown to
44/48 pages and 3050 copies still delivered free, thanks to the growing support
given by our advertisers. They have helped us to provide more community and
interest pages than ever before.
At the start the magazines were typed up
and roneod/duplicated (early copiers). Today the Editor receives copy
by e-mail and post, so its cut and pasted or typed up (one fingered)
and sometimes scanned in. The latest version is produced in Microsofts
'Publsher'converted to 'Adobe pdf' and then e-mailed to Newbury to be converted
to 'film' and then off to the printers in Beedon.The journey continues back
to Hungerford to our Delivery Coordinator, taken to our Conveners dotted all
over the place, and then onward to the
links in your road or street, who then do the Postie bit to your
letterbox. I have known it to be from Coordinator, to convener, to link, to
letterbox, in less than one day, wow!
There is another way to read your CHAIN
MAIL and that is through this web site (thank you Webmaster)
and from 2009 it is being presented in a new format, produced by the
Dreamweaver web suites of programes,enjoy.
I mentioned earlier that due to the support
of our advertisers we are now able to produce many, many, more varied
articles, and if you would like to contribute an article or advertise please
click on Contacts on the left, and look for the CHAIN
MAIL details. Thank you.