Headlines dating back more than 60 years have been unearthed for the first time in decades by a north-east P&J reader.
Corrina Cox, from Glassel in Upper Deeside, came across a copy of the paper dating back to May 1, 1957 in “perfect” condition.
The 48-year-old was given a wooden chest while helping clear the residence of a family friend several years ago.
Ms Cox stumbled across the newspaper while recently examining the contents of the box.
One of the main stories of the day was the fact that shots were fired at the prison in Peterhead. Although the article revealed that they were not fired at prisoners in the building.
Another front page article reveals that a radar picked up a mysterious object.
It is not known why the newspaper had such significance to the previous owner but it is in mint condition.
Ms Cox said: “I was clearing out the house of an old family friend when I found this and several other newspapers in a wooden chest at the end of the bed.
“They are still in near perfect condition and are very readable.”
Ms Cox, a first-aider, was surprised to find out that the Press and Journal had been in existence for such a long time.
She was unaware of the fact that the newspaper was first published as a weekly title, then called Aberdeen’s Journal, in December 1747.
It was not until 1876 that it became a daily publication and it was eventually renamed The Aberdeen Press and Journal.