Snapshots in Time: Commemorative edition in Wednesday's Guardian

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60 pages cover a wide variety of stories over The Guardian's 125-year history

A special edition called Snapshots in Time will be included in your Oct. 10 Guardian. The three-part section will cover 60 pages and contain a wide variety of stories.

A special edition called Snapshots in Time will be included in your Wednesday Guardian.

The three-part section will cover 60 pages and contain a wide variety of stories.

One article looks back at Anne Murray’s connection to a famous Island nightclub, the Prince Edward Room. Another story looks back at Barb McNeill’s swim across the famed English Channel.

Other stories explore ghost sightings, the great West Prince fires of 1960 and the raising of the oil barge Irving Whale.

Geographic location: Iceland, English Channel

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  • Missing a big story - why?
    October 10, 2012 - 20:11

    One of the biggest stories in Island history was in 1994 when the Liberals made the decision to break a signed legal contract to implement a 7.5% rollback. Both the decision and the repercussions resonate to this day. However, I couldn't find that story in your review - did I miss something? If it was omitted (it certainly did not get the appropriate profile) why? I'm sorry if I missed it, but something smells fishy here . . .

  • Ian Scott
    October 10, 2012 - 11:15

    Kudos to Carolyn, Jocelyne, Gary, Ryan and all the team that put the Snapshots in Time - Commemorative Edition together. This is a major contribution - providing history in a format that uses images, captions and text to tell wonderful stories. I also picked up the 125 year book on the weekend - and am equally wowed by the professionalism of that entire production. The balance of caption, text and image again is perfect in telling a massive story in a succinct way. Having had access to the photo collections of the Public Archives and Museum & Heritage Foundation over the years, I was aware how rich these photo collections were and that they needed to be made more accessible through various publications. Now to see someone select hundreds of the best of the best, and take it to print - to shoulder the task of publication and share the resulting treasure with the public - all I can say is, congratulations for a job well done, and a sincere thanks. For anyone that enjoys vintage images of the Island, and a good read - this is the book to have. We happily celebrate 125 years today, and the rich period for various publications before that as well. It was great to see the context of the times for publishing in the excellent introduction by Edward MacDonald. There is clearly an interest in local history and historic images - thanks for making a major contribution in sharing these resources and for your ongoing role in covering both current stories as well as stories from the past.

  • doug
    October 10, 2012 - 06:39

    Can copies be ordered online?

    • Jocelyne Lloyd, Web editor
      October 10, 2012 - 08:46

      Hi Doug, we are working on getting it in the digital Smart Edition, which you can access here: It wasn't included this morning, but I'm looking into it for other who are wondering the same thing. Contact me at and I'll see what I can find out for you. Jocelyne

  • Ralph
    October 10, 2012 - 05:38

    Can this issue be obtained by post on special order? To the United States? Multiple copy rate as it would make a nice Christmas present for the Island Diaspora and its descendants.If so kindly provide details.

    • Jocelyne Lloyd, Web Editor
      October 10, 2012 - 15:26

      Hi Ralph, please contact the Circulation department at and someone will be able to get you the details for shipping multiple copies to the U.S. Thanks for your interest! Jocelyne