Sports titles get a boost | The British Newspaper Archive Blog


Hot off the press – titles added this week

We added 93,998 pages to the Archive this week.  After our bumper week of 13 brand new titles last week we spent this week consolidating some of our existing titles. We have added multiple years to two of our eleven sports titles, and added years to London, West Yorkshire and Shropshire titles.

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Using the Archive for Sports Research


The Athletic News was founded in 1875 and we currently have a selection of years between 1875 and 1931 with plans to publish a complete run.  The Sportsman founded a decade earlier in 1865 ran until 1924 and when digitisation is complete we will hold a full run of this title.

Our Sports Titles


You can learn more about each of the titles we have added/updated this week by clicking on their names below. On each paper’s title page, you can learn more about our holdings and our plans for digitisation.

Years added
Athletic News 1879, 1888-1896, 1908, 1921, 1931
Croydon Guardian and Surrey County Gazette 1877-1878
Daily Telegraph & Courier (London) 1873-1889, 1892-1893
Ilkley Gazette and Wharfedale Advertiser 1889, 1891
Salisbury and Winchester Journal 1899-1910
Shrewsbury Chronicle 1878-1891, 1898-1899
The Sportsman 1872-1874, 1888-1889, 1910, 1912-1918, 1924
Woolwich Gazette 1901


You can keep up to date with all the latest additions by visiting the recently added page.  You can even discover what we’re going to add tomorrow!

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