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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we have been busy adding 153,926 brand new pages, with the addition of a dozen new titles from London’s north, east, south and west, as well as a historic title from Norfolk and one representing the interests of Australia and New Zealand. So read on to discover more about our new titles of the week, as well as to discover more about the nineteen titles that we have updated, and to find out about the creation of the

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Guest Blog: The Migration, Memory, Memorial Website and the British Newspaper Archive by Antonia Sutzkever

At The Archive we love to hear about your discoveries from the newspapers in our collection, and how you have used them to supplement and enhance your research. In this very special blog, Antonia Sutzkever describes how she used the British Newspaper Archive to help her create her website, Migration, Memory, Memorial, which tells the remarkable story of a radical Jewish family, spanning the years 1890 to 1989. The Migration Memory Memorial Website: The Background In 2011, I received ten boxes

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‘Vive La Miniskirt!’ – Celebrating One of Fashions Greatest Revolutions

When the miniskirt first burst onto the fashion scene in the early 1960s, its presence was divisive. Immediately, many women took to it, but others were not so sure, wondering whether it was just a passing fad. But the miniskirt was to become a symbol of the 1960s, from embodying ‘Swinging London’ to representing the greater emancipation it afforded to women – sexual, social and moral. And so, in this special blog, using newspapers taken from The Archive, we will

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we have added 47,904 brand new pages, and introduced five brand new titles to our collection, which span London’s East and West Ends. From east to west, and from north to south, we have also updated ten of our existing titles over the past seven days. So read on to discover more about the new titles we have added this week, as well as our updated ones, whilst we tell the story of the tragic Staplehurst rail crash, which took place

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Ten Television Series That Shaped the 1960s

This September at The Archive we will be taking a look at all things 1960s, from the culture of a decade that changed everything – fashion, music, film – to its key events and figures. And in this special blog we will be looking at the ten television series that we believe shaped the decade. At the beginning of the 1960s, three quarters of the population of Britain had a television. By 1964, only four years later, that number was

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we have been busier than usual, bringing you a glut of new and updated titles. In total, we have added an incredible 44 brand new titles to our collection, which may well be a record, with 149,250 brand new pages added in all. Register now and explore the Archive Our new titles cover a range of specialities, from religion to the railways, and a range of locations, from London to Liverpool. Meanwhile, we have also updated 29 of our existing

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we have been busier than ever, as we have added 294,076 brand new pages to our collection. This includes eleven brand new titles, with our new publications covering the counties of Kent, Hampshire, Lincolnshire, Cambridge, and Suffolk, as well as London. Meanwhile, we have updated 36 of our existing titles – so read on to discover about all of our updates and new additions of the week, and also to find out more about Captain Matthew Webb, who on 25 August 1875

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we are delighted to welcome 119,494 brand new pages, as well as the eight brand new titles which are joining us too, covering the commercial, military and agricultural interests of Britain in the first half of the nineteenth century. We also have some exciting and comprehensive updates to ten of our existing titles this week, so read on to discover more about these, as well as our new titles of the week, and to find out about the murder of Lord William

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week The Archive has added 179,184 pages, including 13 brand new titles and additions to 26 existing titles.  Amongst the additions are thousands of pages that are now available to read for free.  You will find newspapers focused on the mining industry, shipping, potteries and more. Continue reading to explore more of our latest released. Register now and explore the Archive Our first new title of the week is the world famous Liverpool Journal of Commerce. This daily newspaper, which was established in

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Day Trippers and Holiday Specials – How the Railway Revolutionised the British Seaside

‘Up to about forty or fifty years ago travelling was a solemn act, not to be enterprised nor taken in hand unadvisedly, lightly, or wantonly,’ so writes the Belfast News-Letter in September 1888. But all of this had changed; from the inception of the railways ‘day excursions’ had become ‘entirely modern pleasures,’ the British seaside and countryside opened up to visitors who could travel there easily by train. This was the railway revolution, which opened up the seaside to ordinary, working class people.

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