Friday, 3 April 2009

Lindsay Anderson film puts spotlight on fight to save Wakefield Express office

A 1952 documentary about the Wakefield Express, shot by the acclaimed film director Lindsay Anderson, will feature in a campaign to stop the paper's 150-year-old home being flogged off by Johnston Press.
According to the NUJ, managers are understood to be close to signing a deal to sell Express House, on Southgate, Wakefield and are seeking cheaper premises, posssibly at an out-of-town location.
Journalists have launched a campaign called 'Keep the Express in Wakefield' and organised a public meeting at Wakefield Labour Club on April 23 at 7.30pm where there will be a special showing of Lndsay Anderson's documentary, made to celebrate the centenary of the Wakefield Express.

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