Posts Tagged “newspapers”

A Study in Sherlock

Posted on December 30th, 2016 by Molly Wunderli

The Premiere of Sherlock Holmes What better way to ring in the New Year than with the premiere of the latest series of the BBC’s Sherlock? The hype generated by this latest iteration of the famed ‘consulting detective’ is far from unprecedented. From the first appearance of the sleuth at 221B Baker Street, audiences have […]

‘National Newspaper Carrier Day’ – 4 September 2013

Posted on September 4th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

In the USA today, they celebrate ‘National Newspaper Carrier Day’. The day celebrates the employment in 1833 of the first paper boy, Barney Flaherty, by Benjamin Day, the publisher of the ‘New York Sun’. But the day also celebrates all the paper boys and girls down the years, who have been fleet-footed messengers of the […]

More content, more quickly. An update on progress. PLUS! – some exciting news about 20th century content!

Posted on August 28th, 2013 by Amy

More content, more quickly. An update on progress. We now have almost 7 million pages and with our new processing system we are going to be able to add around another 4 million pages in the next 12 months. Compare that with the (although rather impressive if we do say so ourselves), 3 million pages […]