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BROSTER family, printers , Chester and Bangor .

PETER BROSTER printed an edition of Y Llyfr Plygain at Chester in 1783 . In 1807 JOHN BROSTER started in business at Bangor ; he was probably the John Broster who had been apprenticed to W. C. Jones , printer , Chester . John Broster 's son, CHARLES BROSTER , was owner , publisher , and printer in 1817 of The North Wales Gazette , a newspaper of which the first number had been produced at Bangor on 5 Jan. 1808 ; on 4 Oct. 1827 it became The North Wales Chronicle , its owner and printer then being JOHN BROWN (d. 1847 ), who had also served his apprenticeship in the Chester office of W. C. Jones ; for further details of the firms of Broster and Brown and of the newspaper, see Ifano Jones , History of Printing and Printers in Wales . In the meantime John Broster and his son had continued to print and publish at Chester . They issued Tour from Chester through North Wales in 1802 , whilst at least two Welsh books were issued by them in 1807 .

Sources:

  • Morris Parry , Gwasg Gymraeg Caerlleon , Caerleon, 1931 .

Author:

Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959