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Hot off the press – new titles this week

It’s been another excellent week at The Archive.  We’ve added 164,490 pages this past week.  We have two brand new titles for you to explore and have added new years to five existing titles.

Our new titles this week are two Bristol papers, The Bristol Daily Post and The Clifton and Redland Free Press.   This brings to nine the number of papers we have which were published in the city of Bristol.  Click here to see the full list.

In the 1890s The Clifton and Redland Free Press described itself as ‘an undenominational, non-political record of local events of the week’.  By the 1930s it was describing itself as ‘Non-Sectarian, Non-Partisan’. By this date the newspaper had absorbed both the Bristol Weekly Citizen and the Clifton Chronicle.

We have The Bristol Daily Post from its first edition on Tuesday, January 24 1860.  The paper, as its first edition points out, had the same proprietors as The Bristol Mercy, which is also available in The Archive.  The paper, they said, ‘will aim at no higher merit than being, in its own separate sphere, a worthy coadjutor of the well-known popular journal which heads the press in this part of the kingdom’.

You can learn more about each of the titles we have added to this week by clicking on their names below. On each paper’s title page you can read a FREE sample issue, learn more about our current holdings, and our plans for digitisation.

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New Titles
Bristol Daily Post 1860, 1863-1864, 1867-1871, 1873, 1875
Clifton and Redland Free Press 1891-1895, 1898-1910, 1913-1931


This week we have added new years to five existing titles.  We have added most substantially to The Northampton Chronicle and Echo, and The Reading Observer.  We have extended our coverage of the Coventry Evening Telegraph into the late 1970s.


Updated Titles
Years added
Bristol Magpie 1911
Coventry Evening Telegraph 1972-1978
Leicester Herald 1836
Northampton Chronicle and Echo 1880, 1882, 1884-1885, 1891, 1893-1894, 1901-1903, 1905, 1907, 1913-1915
Reading Observer 1901-1902, 1906, 1911, 1913-1914, 1921-1924

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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