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Reports on the UK Weather in Historical Newspapers – Ed King Shares His Expert Knowledge in a Short YouTube Video

We published a blog post this morning about some of the terrific photos of people enjoying hot weather that can be viewed in The Archive.

In the same post, we also set up a FREE newspaper page that shows two of the joyful heatwave photos that we’ve been finding in the old newspapers.

As talking about the weather is a (or perhaps ‘the’!) specialist subject of the people who live in the UK, we decided to ask our historical newspaper expert about some of his favourite weather stories in the BNA.

So in this YouTube video, Ed King, former Head of the Newspaper Collection at the British Library, talks about some of the memorable weather stories and photos that he discovered in the newspaper collection.

To view this short video on the BNA’s YouTube page, just click on the image below.
historical newspaper reports on heatwaves in the uk

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