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Our Special Sports Newspapers

Sports news is a staple of any newspaper.  And you will find sports news in all of our newspapers.  We also have 22 titles dedicated specifically to sport.  Whether your interests run to cricket, horse racing, athletics, or football we have the newspaper for you!  We have sporting titles from England, Ireland, and Scotland dating from 1823 to 1979.

Each sports title has its own title page. Title pages give you details about the history of the title and our holdings. Click on each of the images below to explore our sports title in more detail and read a sample issue for FREE (found on the left-hand side of the title page).

Title Years
Athletic News 1875-1896, 1899-1911, 1913, 1921-1931
Bell’s Life in London and Sporting Chronicle 1822-1886
Boxing 1909-1912
Cricket 1882-1913
Cricket and Football Field 1886-1889, 1892-1893, 1908, 1910
Field 1853-1856, 1858-1860, 1862-1863, 1865-1911
Fishing Gazette 1895
Football News (Nottingham) 1891-1895, 1898-1914
Football Post (Nottingham) 1950-1972, 1974-1979
Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News 1874-1970
Scottish Referee 1888-1893, 1895-1896, 1899
Sport (Dublin) 1880-1931
Sporting Chronicle 1876-1877, 1879-1880, 1888-1889, 1907-1908, 1916
Sporting Gazette 1862-1900
Sporting Life 1859-1909
Sporting Times 1865-1868, 1871-1888, 1890-1892, 1895-1896, 1898-1917, 1920-1921, 1924-1929
Sports Argus 1897-1911, 1914-1918, 1922-1940, 1946-1957, 1959-1963, 1965-1979
Star Green ‘un 1909-1937, 1949-1958
The Irish Racing Book and Sheet Calendar 1823, 1826-1837, 1840-1841, 1849-1869
The Referee 1877-1911
The Sportsman 1865-1919, 1924
Volunteer Record & Shooting News 1884-1902

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3 comments On Our Special Sports Newspapers

  • I think the report of any major British sporting event, whether it be the “thrill of victory” or “the agony of defeat”, can be found in original and historic newspapers. Whether we collect baseball cards,Legend boxer, Notre Dame or Penn State football collectibles, or prints of your favorite athletes, rare newspapers are sure to enhance our collection.Thanks for shearing this kind of worlk

  • Please, please give thought to scanning The Field Magazine – the most comprehensive and detailed of the Victorian sports journals

  • Not enough titles to research football, and some scans use flash facility which blinds out the important text, more 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s content please, also some football papers like YEP Green ‘Un , Newcastle Chronicle Football Pink etc, this would help and more Sunday titles also as these were full of match reports from all divisions.

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