The Adver has been a key part of Swindon's history for nearly 170 years.

William Morris founded the newspaper in 1854, when it became the UK's first provincial penny paper, and staff worked on stories at the top of Victoria Road while machines in the building's basement printed their pieces for publication.

Archive material from Swindon Libraries' Local Studies team shows glimpses of Newspaper House over the years, staff outings and leaving celebrations, a portrait of the man who started it all, and other images that illustrate how this publication has become part of this fantastic town's fabric - such as our paperboys dropping copies off at a pub, and a mural celebrating iconic Swindonians.

The newspaper is now printed in Oxford but the Adver team is still based here and focused on featuring the issues and community news that matters most to you.

We moved to a Dorcan office in 2018 and our former home, which has a Grade II-listed frontage, is now being turned into flats.

Is there anything from Swindon's past that you would like us to highlight in our Nostalgia pages? Let us know by emailing