The Whicher Building
|The Whicher Building|
|The Whicher Building
A commanding, towered building in the heart of Pegton's Old Town: home of the Pegton Post newspaper, an organ of note for two hundred years until the outbreak forced its closure.
Malton can boast several influential newspapers, but none has such a storied history as the Pegton Post - "the upstanding organ of all true Pegtonians", as its banner declares. From its inception, the Post has combined hard news with soft features, cold facts with overheated opinion, and serious, high-minded ideals with a predilection for celebrity gossip and outlandish tales.
Founded in 1798, the Post's first story was a major scoop - not only did the newspaper's first front page break the news of Nelson's victory at the Nile, but exposed the truth behind Emma Hamilton's alleged boob job. The splash headlines assured that the Post caught public attention from Volume 1, Edition 1: Nelson Catches Boney Napping and Emma's No Booby, Says Close Friend 'H.N.' (black-and-white engravings, see page 94).
As well as breaking new ground in content and the use of pictures, the Post also utilised the latest technological developments in order to ensure a prompt, swift delivery of its editions to a news-hungry Pegtonian public.
This willingness to keep abreast of modernity left other newspapers for dust, and the Pegton Post became a popular and vital part of the Malton journalism scene well beyond the borders of Pegton itself. The Pegton Post was also published on both sides of the Pegton Wall, and was considered an unbiased source of news and gossip throughout the 'Wall Years', 1961-91.
Entry Point. Keep at VSB++!
16 June, 2011 EHB,generator, few people. Paralyzedwardog 18:41, 16 June 2011 (BST)
For Future Help, recording a date to the building status is recommended. 14 June, 2009 EHB, no generator, only few people inside. Dr Kawasaki 13:50, 14 June 2009 (UTC)
19 March, 2009 HB with genny, radio, and five survivors. ChainReaction01 03:51, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
"27 Aug 2007": One Zombie left inside (wearing flak jacket); Bldg ruined & in need of repair--Johnny RIcco 16:53, 27 August 2007 (BST)
10 July, 2007: Unknown at this time. --Bono Landy 17:28, 10 July 2007 (BST)
08 July, 2007 SAFE (though has exceeded the VS++ Status). --Bono Landy 15:14, 8 July 2007 (BST)