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Over 275,000 New Pages Added In July!

Last month saw a fantastic 275,220 pages added to 98 different British Newspaper titles, including 16,610 pages added to the Buckingham Advertiser and North Bucks Free Press, and 25,377 pages added to the Public Ledger and Commercial and General Advertiser. Subscribe for just £12.95 –>   Thousands of new pages from local titles to explore You’ll find a full list of last month’s additions below. We hope you enjoy exploring!   TITLE NUM OF PAGES Aberdeen Journal, and General Advertiser for the North of

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Crime and the Blitz

The bombing of civilian targets in Britain during World War 2 is now commonly referred to as ‘The Blitz’. The song ‘All Stick Together’ released by Ralph Butler in 1939 summarised the need for Britain to pull together as a nation against the threat of an invasion, and the ‘Blitz Spirit’ has gone down in history and is still invoked today in times of strife.  However, whilst the vast majority of the population may have been sticking together, there were

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“Glorious News!” Wellington’s Victory At Waterloo, As Reported In Newspapers

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Napoleon’s defeat by The Duke of Wellington and the Allied Forces finally concluded a nail-biting campaign during which the fate of Europe had hung in the balance, and ushered in nearly a century of relative peace. So now, as celebrations and commemorations abound, our minds have naturally turned to how the news broke two centuries ago… This wonderful extract from the Morning Post, Thursday 22 June 1815, paints a vivid picture of the

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We added over 150,000 new newspaper pages last month!

We added an amazing 154,078 pages to the British Newspaper Archive last month, including 49,420 for the Saunders’s News-Letter  and 26,572 for the Sevenoaks Chronicle, Westerham Courier & Kentish Advertiser. These new additions took our total number of pages to 10,932,393 pages at the end of May!   Subscribe for just £12.95 –>   Thousands of new pages from local titles to explore You’ll find a full list of last month’s additions below, with the new titles highlighted in bold. We hope you enjoy exploring!  

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The Chelsea Flower Show In Historic Newspapers

The Chelsea Flower Show is a beloved national institution. Every year the great and good – and green-fingered! – descend upon West London to ogle each others’ offerings and occasionally throw shade on the sub-standard spots. It’s an enduring tradition, and as our newspaper collection demonstrates, one which has fascinated observers all over the country for many decades… Chelsea Flower Shocks As is sometimes the case still today, things haven’t always run smoothly at Chelsea. In 1913 one punter’s dreams were dashed

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Waterloo and the British Press

This blog was submitted by Professor Brian Cathcart. Brian is a professor of journalism at Kingston University London. His book, The News From Waterloo: the race to tell Britain of Wellington’s victory, is published on 30 April by Faber & Faber, price £16.99   How long did it take for the news of Waterloo to reach London? In this bicentenary year of the battle it is something we might expect to know, but the facts turned out to be surprisingly

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Added last month: 10 new titles and 145,000 new pages

April was a wonderful month for new publications, with 10 titles added to the British Newspaper Archive. These included the Berwickshire Advertiser for years between 1830-1955, The Derry Journal, and Glasgow Sentinel.   Subscribe for just £12.95 –> Thousands of new pages from local titles to explore You’ll find a full list of last month’s additions below, with the new titles highlighted in bold. We hope you enjoy exploring!   Aris’s Birmingham Gazette 1863, 1868 – 1870 Ayrshire Express 1863 Berwickshire Advertiser, The 1830, 1834,

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