STYNG #1-7 (Barnsley, Yorkshire: Seaview Publications, 28th May-17th November, 1971) - all published.
STYNG #1-7 (Barnsley, Yorkshire: Seaview Publications, 28th May-17th November, 1971) - all published.
STYNG #1-7 (Barnsley, Yorkshire: Seaview Publications, 28th May-17th November, 1971) - all published.
STYNG #1-7 (Barnsley, Yorkshire: Seaview Publications, 28th May-17th November, 1971) - all published.
STYNG #1-7 (Barnsley, Yorkshire: Seaview Publications, 28th May-17th November, 1971) - all published.
STYNG #1-7 (Barnsley, Yorkshire: Seaview Publications, 28th May-17th November, 1971) - all published.
STYNG #1-7 (Barnsley, Yorkshire: Seaview Publications, 28th May-17th November, 1971) - all published.
STYNG #1-7 (Barnsley, Yorkshire: Seaview Publications, 28th May-17th November, 1971) - all published.
STYNG #1-7 (Barnsley, Yorkshire: Seaview Publications, 28th May-17th November, 1971) - all published.
STYNG #1-7 (Barnsley, Yorkshire: Seaview Publications, 28th May-17th November, 1971) - all published.

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STYNG #1-7 (Barnsley, Yorkshire: Seaview Publications, 28th May-17th November, 1971) - all published.

Tabloid newspaper format, published fortnightly. First issue printed on semi-glossy stock. Pagination varies (20pp.-24pp.). Illustrated with photographs, drawings and cartoons. Edited by Roger Hutchinson.

A complete set of "Yorkshire's Alternative Newspaper", its title derived from 'Sad Traffic Yorkshire News and Gossip' (Hutchinson was also involved with a little paper in Barnsley, Sad Traffic, named after a line from a Brian Patten poem).

Styng was raided by the police not long after it launched, and threatened with prosecution under the Obscene Publications Act, although the charges were later dropped. It catered largely to the Leeds-Sheffield college belt, carrying news of local community groups and countercultural activities, listings of events and concerts, book and record reviews, ads. for the underground press, BIT, and new album releases (includes a full-page ads. for Yoko Ono's "Fly" with a telephone number provided "to listen to mrs. lennon"). It also provided extensive coverage of the Oz trial and its aftermath, along with correspondence from Michael X and Michael Horovitz, among others, and its contributors included Jeff Nuttall, recently resettled and working at Leeds Poly. Despite respectable sales figures, financial problems and unreliable distribution led to the paper's demise after only seven issues. Roger Hutchinson, encouraged and supported by Felix Dennis, moved to London to work at Oz, before joining IT and eventually Time Out.

Faint dampstain to issue #2, o/w all copies exceptionally Fine (unfolded).

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