We’ve added ten brand new titles to the British Newspaper Archive this month: two national papers and eight county papers from seven counties in England and Ireland.
Northern Daily Telegraph
Yorkshire Evening Press
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Spotlight on The Naval & Military Gazette
Intended for the mess halls of the military services, The Naval & Military Gazette was written by officers in both services. Although its purpose was to be a newspaper of and for the united services, it also had an audience of general readers who had relatives or friends in the services.
The Naval & Military Gazette contained information not found in general newspapers at the time such as military promotions, intelligence, stations and movements, regimental notes, general orders, correspondence, parliamentary proceedings, and more.
If you have ancestors who were officers or non-commissioned officers in the military, you might be able to find their names in this publication.
Spotlight on Sporting Times
Although Sporting Times (or ‘The Pink ‘Un’ as it was also known due to it being printed on pink paper soon after its launch) largely featured general sports reporting with a strong focus on horseracing, this weekly newspaper also included reviews on books and theatre, often showcasing its writers’ wit.
In 1882, the paper famously coined the term ‘The Ashes’ in reference to cremation. It did so in a tongue-in-cheek obituary printed on September 2nd 1882 after Australia defeated England 3 days previously.