It was party time at Chronicle Towers in Hounslow last week as the old 'Middlesex' celebrated its 150th anniversary.
The paper was founded in November 1858 by printer George Thomas Thomason and has been a permanent presence in Hounslow and surrounding towns ever since.
And we thought there was no better way to mark the momentous occasion than with a nice bit of birthday cake.
The Chronicle asked local schools to come up with a design for the four raspberry and cream sponges, which have been kindly donated by Asda in Feltham.
And in the end we chose a picture by seven-year-old Eleanor MacCarthy, a pupil at Feltham Hill Infant School.
Chronicle reporter Nina Rossi went down to the Bedfont Road school last Friday to deliver the treat to Eleanor and her classmates, who had ditched their usual uniforms to mark anti-bullying week with a bluethemed mufti day.
"I drew a picture of a big birthday cake and a party," said the talented young artist. "It was really good seeing it made into a real cake."
Head teacher June Cribb added: "The kids were delighted to win the competition and they're certainly enjoying their cake. They always enjoy getting their pictures in the paper."
Reporter Robert Cumber visited elderly residents at John Collin House in Sutton Lane, Hounslow, while Jessica Thomas spread the cheer at Chronicle local The Moon Under Water - just across the road from our Staines Road office. A cake was also delivered to hungry youngsters at Crane Park Primary in Hanworth.