A sad farewell to the yellow pages

A sad farewell to the yellow pages

After 53-years in print, we said a sad goodbye to the yellow pages this week as the final copy was delivered in Brighton as this is the city where the famous yellow book began back in 1966.

It began as Britian’s biggest telephone directory for businesses and services across the country and quickly became a staple in most households in Britain. Over the years, the rise of the internet has meant that there is little need for a yellow page directory and its digital version, Yell.com, has took over in popularity.

After appearing in some of their most famous TV adverts, Cold Feet star James Nesbit was responsible for delivering the final copy as well as speaking to two of the businesses that have featured in the yellow pages since its very first issue.

Speaking about the iconic book, Richard Hanscott, Chief Executive of Yell said, 'The book itself will undoubtedly always be remembered, and after over 50 years we are extremely proud to say that we still have customers who have been with us since the very first directory, and are now with us online. While goodbyes can be hard, we felt that this was the right time to end the Yellow Pages, and look forward to continuing our future online at Yell.com.'

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