Petuaria Press is a magazine-style community newsletter for the villages of Brough and Elloughton in East Yorkshire. We report on local events, community issues and the stories of remarkable local residents and their achievements.
The printed magazine is published quarterly and is funded solely by Elloughton-cum-Brough Town Council. It is distributed to over 4,500 homes in the area.
Editors Justine and Duncan McMillan took over from Tony Barker in the summer of 2007 when he stepped down due to other work commitments. Tony had edited Petuaria Press since its launch in 1999, starting the magazine as a newcomer to the area and thinking that Brough could do with its own local newspaper.
Our regular format is four A4 pages printed in full colour with occasional supplements or extended editions, such as Issue 49 – an eight page special edition published in July 2012 to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the visit of the Olympic Torch Relay. The format and layout has been developed over time and Issue 38 in October 2009 saw a major overhaul of the design to celebrate the 10th anniversary edition of Petuaria Press.
Petuaria was the name of the fortified Roman settlement that existed on the site of modern-day Brough.