The Telegraph & Argus celebrates its 150th anniversary this year and in honour of the occasion we are printing a story from our archives every day for 150 days.

Today we look at the Telegraph & Argus, Tuesday, July 16, 1968: As the Telegraph and Argus celebrated its 100th birthday, preparations were underway to make the day a grand occasion. The Lord Mayor and the Queen had both sent a message of congratulations as the day started with the Lord Mayor Arthur Walton pressing the start button for the rotary presses. As the cogs turned on the printing machines he declared, “May your paper continue to grow and serve its readers even more effectively.”

Joining the general manager Mr. Yates in a tipple of sherry and casting a glance over the centenary supplement Mr Yates proposed a triple toast to the “Telegraph and Argus,” the city of Bradford and the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress. He said: “The Telegraph and Argus is 100 years old, I hope not too venerable, but still vigorous and ready for another century.”

BBC’s Look North had also sent their congratulations by paying a visit to the offices. Devouring 28 tons of paper and 1,000 pounds of ink, 145,000 copies of the Centenary Supplement had been printed in a “run” that lasted four hours 20 minutes.