MAKE a date and help the Yorkshire Evening Post mark its big birthday in picture perfect style.
That’s the message to YEP readers with just one week to go until the 125th anniversary of the publication of our very first edition.
Today we can announce that we are putting together a special 2016 calendar to celebrate the milestone in the life of the paper and its home city.
It will feature a host of stunning images from the YEP’s archive, covering subjects such as Leeds United, Leeds Rhinos and the Tour de France as well as the Leeds West Indian Carnival and the beautiful scenery of Temple Newsam Park.
But there is still time for you to have your say on which other pictures should make the final cut.
We want to hear suggestions on events, people or places that could be included in the calendar, which is due for release this autumn.
YEP managing editor Nicola Furbisher said: “We’re hoping the calendar will prove extremely popular with our readers.
“We already have a great selection of images lined up that showcase both the vibrancy of the city of Leeds and the talents of our photographers over the years.
“Now we’re looking forward to getting some additional ideas from readers and whittling the list down to that all-important final 12.”
The calendar will, of course, form just part of the newspaper’s birthday celebrations.
We have also teamed up with Leeds Brewery to produce a YEP125 beer to mark the anniversary.
Vouchers being printed in the YEP on four selected days from next Tuesday, September 1, can be redeemed for a free pint of YEP125 in Leeds Brewery’s city pubs.
There will also be a link-up between the paper and Leeds Rhinos ahead of the match against New Zealand in October that will toast the 125th birthday of another city institution, Headingley Stadium.
The YEP was first published on September 1, 1890, with a promise to bring its readers “news of all kinds”.
See this Thursday and Friday’s YEP for more details on the free pint offer.
Suggestions for calendar image choices can be posted to Yorkshire Evening Post, Newsdesk, No.1 Leeds, 26 Whitehall Road, Leeds LS12 1BE, e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweeted @LeedsNews using the hashtag #YEP125.