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The Winchelsea Star

The Winchelsea Star is a volunteer-run newspaper service, published and produced in Winchelsea by the Winchelsea Star Organisation Inc, a non-profit association. It is produced and distributed at the start of each week except for a short break over Christmas/New Year.

Submissions for publication are very welcome from any individual, group or organisation. Articles must carry the name and address of the sender to quality for publication, although these can be withheld on request. The Winchelsea Star editorial team reserves the right to publish or not publish an article submitted, and also reserves the right to edit articles as they see fit eg. for length, grammar and/or spelling. Note that all photos and articles submitted may be republished on the internet or other media, and all submissions are assumed to have copyright approval for publication.


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Views expressed are not necessarily those
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Looking for Past Editions?

We don't maintain our own archive of past editions of the Winchelsea Star, however, the National Library Archives legally require a copy of every edition so you can find them there.

Click the button below to head over to their "Trove" website and then click the big green "Browse this collection" button top right to see all editions.

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Please note that some editions may not be accessible online yet due to prior settings restricting the last 6 months of editions. This should change shortly.

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