Posts Tagged “animals”

An escaped bear causes chaos in 1890

Posted on May 29th, 2014 by The British Newspaper Archive

You’ll find lots of amusing stories in The British Newspaper Archive about the strange events that happened both in the United Kingdom and around the world. A number of local newspapers, including the Grantham Journal, Portsmouth Evening News and Sheffield Evening Telegraph, reported on one such event in 1890.   Women shrieked and children cried […]

Researching animals with historical newspapers

Posted on April 24th, 2014 by The British Newspaper Archive

Hannah Velten recently got in touch to tell us how she uses The British Newspaper Archive to research a rather niche subject – the history of animals within society. Show us what you’re researching at the moment by emailing press@britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk   **************   One day it could be a toad emerging from a rock or […]

Found in The British Newspaper Archive – Animals dressed in clothes . . .

Posted on June 25th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

From roller-skating chimpanzees in top hats and dogs dressed as clowns to aristo-cats in customised prams, dressing up our pets in people’s clothes has long been an endearingly eccentric trait of some animal lovers in the UK. As you can imagine, The Archive contains some wonderful photos and colourful stories that capture this desire to […]