SCORES of readers came to see what goes on in the newsroom as the Hampshire Chronicle opened its offices as part of Winchester's Heritage Open Days event. 

The open day, which took place on Friday, September 15, also saw Winchester Talking Newspaper, which records from the top floor of the Chronicle offices, host guests and give tours of their studio. 

It was the second year that the Chronicle held an open day to coincide with the heritage event, after the success of the first, which also marked the newspaper's 250th year in production. 

Editor Kimberley Barber was on hand to greet curious visitors at the listed offices in Upper Brook Street, as was head of news Andrew Napier, reporters Toby Oliver and Adele Bouchard, plus digital editor Megan Stanley. 

Hampshire Chronicle: Winchester Talking Newspaper studio with guests on tour

Historic archives, which are usually in locked storage in Weymouth where the Chronicle is printed, were brought over for the day, including some newspapers dating back to 1901. 

Visitors were able to ask questions, see the newsroom in action, and were all given a free tote bag containing a copy of the Chronicle, plus other treats. 

Kimberley said: "It was so great to meet so many people in such a short amount of time. We really enjoyed speaking to everyone and showing them around. The Chronicle has been part of Winchester for more than 250 years so it was our pleasure to share some of that with people as part of the brilliant Heritage Open Days event."