Versatile – a word that applies to Her Citi like no other. You can enjoy a meal or a cuppa, buy clothing and furniture and talk to the local newspaper.
The Times & Star offices in the town closed nearly seven years ago but the decision was made to keep a presence in the town. Moving into a cafe was something new and innovative and has worked very well.
Debbie will take ads and sells both the Times & Star and News & Star and I, Viv Paterson, am there to take your news.
Her Citi has become a social hub in Maryport so is a great place to catch up with the local news – and the local gossip that can lead to news!
I have worked in branch offices for much of my journalistic career. While it is fun to visit the head office and talk to other reporters, I have come to look on Maryport, Dearham, Flimby, Aspatria and Allonby as 'Mine! All Mine!'
This area has so much to commend it and it really is a pleasure to work here.
I’ve taken Maryport to my heart and I – and my paper – have been proud to support it over the years. Most recently we backed the Save Our Beds (SOB) campaign and will take up cudgels for the town again at any time.
At 67 I guess I am an old reporter but with no intention of retiring until I am kicked out or carried out!
Anyone who knows me will be aware that I am three-times 'foreign.' I was born in Scotland, grew up in Zambia and spent 30 years of my adult life in New Zealand.
When I arrived in what I thought was an English-speaking country Oh my goodness! It took a while to learn this particular brand of English but I am there now and love the sound of Maryport as she is spoke!
For all your news and views pop in and see me at Her Citi or phone me on 01900 812116. You can also email me: email@example.com… If I'm not available please phone 01900 608601 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively for assistance withs ads if Debbie can’t help, phone Lesley on 01900 608626 or Nadene on 01900 608627.