Skentelbery, Managing Director, Orbit News, spoke about journalism and it's
development from the despatch of news copy by motorcycle courier to the present
electronic world of news. He
has been at the centre of Warrington news publishing for the last thirty
Gary spoke of his early days in photojournalism when rolls of film along with the copy were picked up by a motorcyclist and rushed to the national newspapers for editing and publication. He also spoke of the early days of the Amstrad in local journalism and of todays use of smart phones and e-pads in the collection and transmission of news.
He spoke of the history that Warrington has played in the newspaper industry relating to activities in 1983 and the subsequent modernisation of the national newspaper industry.
Both he and his family publish a number of local free news magazines and news websites with journals covering the greater Warrington area.Warrington Worldwide and the Village Life series are distributed to local businesses, libraries and public buildings throughout the area. Gary is also Chairman of Warrington Town Football Club.