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A Guide to Historical Yorkshire Newspapers

If you’re interested in the history of Yorkshire, you’ve come to the right place. The Archive holds over 50 titles from ‘God’s Own County’.

Search Yorkshire Newspapers

Not only that, but you can use our clever search tools to focus on the region of Yorkshire you are most interested in. Our counties filter allows you to view pages from East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire or West Yorkshire.

Yorkshire counties
Use our filters to focus on any of the four areas of civil administration in Yorkshire
Yorkshire Cities
Use our place filters to narrow your search results to cities and towns in Yorkshire

While our place filter can help you zone in even more, offering the ability to choose specific cities in Yorkshire including Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and York. Smaller towns like Bridlington, Dewsbury, Doncaster, and Harrogate feature too. For a full list of the Yorkshire towns we hold newspapers for, click ‘More places’ on the place filter.

Historical Yorkshire Newspapers

Each Yorkshire newspaper in the Archive has it’s own title page, detailing more information about the publication. The information on each title page includes the number of pages and issues you can search, the years covered by our current holdings and where the paper was published. You can even take a sneak peek inside each paper using our ‘Look inside’ window. Here are some of the highlights from our Yorkshire collection. Simply click each image to be taken to the newspaper’s title page.

Bradford Daily Telegraph
Bradford Daily Telegraph
Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough
Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough
Hull Daily Mail
Hull Daily Mail
Leeds Mercury
Leeds Mercury
Sheffield Independent
Sheffield Independent
York Herald
York Herald
Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above selection highlights newspapers covering either the entire county of Yorkshire or the main urban centres. There are plenty of more local titles too like Knaresborough Post, Pateley Bridge & Nidderdale Herald and Todmorden & District News. For a full list of available newspapers visit our the Yorkshire search page and click ‘More Newspapers’ under the newspaper filter.

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