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About Friday-Ad

Friday-Ad is the original home of local ads. We've been 'keeping in local' since 1975, connecting local buyers with sellers and advertisers with communities all over the UK. According to our customers, we are the UK's favourite marketplace. Find out more about us...


About us:

The Friday-Ad brand was born in 1975 by husband and wife Chris and Liz Kidger, who wanted to sell their car, but found no way to advertise it.

Chris's dad owned a print shop, so they started printing flyers. Soon people from their local community were posting hand-written notes through their letterbox to also advertise their goods and services. That's how the first ads were placed over 40 years ago!

This double sided flyer quickly grew into a 12-page publication, and the UK's first free classifieds paper was born. Today over 362,000 ads are placed online each week, attracting a total 2.3 million visitors per year.


Still a popular place to buy and sell used cars, but now evolved to be a site to find almost anything: from your local book club to antiques, furniture to bicycles a local job and much more. Friday-Ad is now also the home of local services so whether you're looking for music lessons, a mobile hairdresser, a fitness class or anything else, we're your go-to place! Friday-Ad is a free platform to advertise your business, charity, club, association or any services you want to offer, connecting you to the community! 


Chris Kidger with Friday-Ad
First Friday-Ad
Shop Pile of Friday-Ad prints

We all live richer lives when we're in touch with our communities.

Get in touch with yours today...