Posts Tagged “London Daily News”

Writing a first-class History dissertation: How newspapers can help

Posted on April 13th, 2015 by The British Newspaper Archive

Ruth Small studied History at Newcastle University and recently got in touch to tell us all about her dissertation. She used The British Newspaper Archive in her research and was awarded a first-class mark, with some amazing comments about the originality of her work.   **************   I wrote my History dissertation about the great […]

The first speeding fine – for travelling at 8 mph

Posted on January 28th, 2014 by The British Newspaper Archive

Walter Arnold became the first British person to be fined for speeding on this day in 1896. This report from the London Daily News reveals that he’d been travelling at a reckless 8 mph!     View the whole newspaper page London Daily News – Thursday 30 January 1896 Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. […]