History of the Cricket Press


The Cricket Press, Inc. is a family owned and operated commercial printing company that has been in business since 1922. Originally located on Elm Street in Manchester, it has moved twice, first in 1935 to 66 Summer Street, and then in July of 1982, to where it is now located at 50 Summer Street.

The business has grown from a small printing company, whose main job was to output the town's newspaper, The Manchester Cricket, to one of the region's most respected commercial printing companies. Harry E. Slade, Sr., The Cricket's original owner and president, would not recognize his print shop as it is today, but he would be proud that his forebears continue to operate it with care, innovation and reliability.

"He who stops being better, stops being good."

- Oliver Cromwell

Harry Slade, Sr.
Harry Slade, Sr., first president of The Cricket Press, Inc.



Manchester Printing Co. would become soon The Cricket Press, Inc.

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