|Last year's trainees from the Daily Mail, MailOnline and the Telegraph at the Manor|
Hundreds of today’s national newspaper journalists have passed through the manor and many editors and executives have visited. They are in good company. In days gone by at least three kings also stayed there. Edward II, Henry V visited and King John spent the Christmas of 1211 there. But, as I have long learned in the newspaper game, nothing lasts forever. The manor is now surplus to requirements and is up for sale. There is plenty of spare space in PA's main operating centre which will house a state-of-the-art training centre. It will be first class and the Mail subbing intake for this year is already destined to go there in September. So Howden will continue its tradition of hosting the newspaper stars of the future. They will continue to do the quizzes in the White Horse and Wellington, enjoy the cheap curry nights at the Zolsha and get the best fish and chips from the Minster Fish Bar. Closing the manor undoubtedly makes enormous sense ... but it is a little sad nonetheless. In the great scheme of things the last 12 years are just a small part of its amazing history. But for me, and many others, they were hugely significant.
|If you are interested in taking over the lease of the manor the details are here|