Moving with The Times

It's not unreasonable for customers to want their order quickly and Papers Past recognises this.

With this in mind our Archive Manager, Ian Willsher has put in to action a plan to reorganize the stocks of newspapers so that orders can be despatched same or next day. Over a short period of time many tons of volumes of newspapers will moved to the Truro Warehouse. Stocks will be palletized and each pallet will contain one years worth of original newspapers sorted by quarter. This will result in all of the January to March Newspapers being grouped together, April-June, July-September and October- December etc. When this has been carried out it will mean that a special dated newspaper can be retrieved from the massive archive very much quicker.

The most popular years have already been moved and reorganized so 1929, 1939, 1949, 1959, 1969 and 1979 newspapers are in place. A customer, last week, ordered a 1949 at 3pm and by 5pm it had been retrieved from the archive, nicely gift packed and posted off for guaranteed delivery the very next day!

Papers Past may only be a small family business in Cornwall but, by great organisation, they achieve the same service standards as the large multi national businesses.

To try out the new "quicker despatch" give Ian a call on 07733888902 9am-9pm or email him at