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Hot off the press – new titles added this week

It’s been a lovely week at The Archive.  We announced the arrival of The Suffragette to The Archive, added another three brand new titles and revisited several dozen titles, bringing them all one year forward.

This week our brand new titles are for the counties of Cheshire and Worcestershire in England, and Monmouthshire (Gwent) in Wales.

Congleton & Macclesfield Mercury, and Cheshire General Advertiser – Saturday 05 February 1859

By 1859 The Congleton & Macclesfield Mercury, and Cheshire General Advertiser was describing itself as ‘illustrated’.  The paper, like many of the period, was a mix of local news and articles of general interest.  On the 5 February 1859 the paper included articles about the Eland (a type of antelope), Vancouver in Canada, Wellington College in Berkshire, and a religious festival in Japan.

Reckett’s Paris Blue

We are starting our collection of the Chepstow Mercury, Volunteers’ Gazette, Monmouthshire & South Wales Advertiser with the year 1874, when complete we will have issues from 1863 to 1874.  A weekly paper, and well established by 1874, the paper had regular advertisers.  Every front page in 1874 carries an advertisement for ‘Reckitt’s Paris Blue’.  Used it laundry, and responsible for the ‘Monday blues’, Reckitt’s and products like it were a bleaching agent for whitening clothes.

The Evesham Journal, or Evesham Journal & Four Shires Advertiser as it was later known also joined The Archive this week, once completed we will have a thirty-eight year run for this Worcestershire newspaper.  The four shires it covered were Worcestershire, Gloucestershire Warwickshire and Oxfordshire.


New Titles
Years added
Congleton & Macclesfield Mercury, and Cheshire General Advertiser 1858-1869, 1871, 1885-1895
Chepstow Mercury, Volunteers’ Gazette, Monmouthshire & South Wales Advertiser 1874
Evesham Journal 1889

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

Updated Titles

This week we are bringing you an additional year to your favourite newspapers.  Where possible we publish additional years of newspapers, for which we have permission to do so, on an annual basis.  There are updates for Irish, English, Welsh and Scottish papers.

Years added
Alcester Chronicle 1911
Ballymena Observer 1958
Ballymena Weekly Telegraph 1958
Banffshire Journal and General Advertiser 1911
Barking, East Ham & Ilford Advertiser, Upton Park and Dagenham Gazette 1911
Barnsley Chronicle, etc. 1911
Belfast Telegraph 1911
Biggleswade Chronicle 1958
Birmingham Daily Post 1975-1976, 1978
Birmingham Mail 1911
Bognor Regis Observer 1958
Brechin Advertiser 1958
Carrickfergus Advertiser 1911
Catholic Standard 1958
Chard and Ilminster News 1911
Clitheroe Advertiser and Times 1958
Cornish & Devon Post 1911
Coventry Evening Telegraph 1920-1921, 1924, 1955-1956
Coventry Standard 1873, 1875-1876, 1878, 1880-1888, 1890-1904
Croydon Guardian and Surrey County Gazette 1911
Cumberland and Westmorland Advertiser, and Penrith Literary Chronicle 1874
Cumberland Pacquet, and Ware’s Whitehaven Advertiser 1874
Daily Telegraph & Courier (London) 1911
Darlington & Stockton Times, Ripon & Richmond Chronicle 1911
Denbighshire Free Press 1911
Eastbourne Gazette 1958
Eastbourne Herald 1958
Eastern Daily Press 1911
Exmouth Journal 1911
Fraserburgh Herald and Northern Counties’ Advertiser 1958
Freeman’s Journal 1911
Hamilton Advertiser 1874
Hampstead & Highgate Express 1911
Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 1874
Irish Independent 1911
Irish News and Belfast Morning News 1911
Isle of Wight County Press and South of England Reporter 1911
Islington Gazette 1911
John o’ Groat Journal 1911
Kilburn Times 1911
Kings County Chronicle 1874
Lake’s Falmouth Packet and Cornwall Advertiser 1911
Londonderry Sentinel 1958
Lowestoft Journal 1911
Milngavie and Bearsden Herald 1958
Montrose, Arbroath and Brechin review; and Forfar and Kincardineshire advertiser. 1958
Morecambe Guardian 1958
Motherwell Times 1958
Nelson Leader 1958
Newry Reporter 1911
Northern Constitution 1911
Northern times and weekly journal for Sutherland and the North 1911
Nottingham Journal 1811-1812, 1827-1831, 1834-1846, 1848-1850
Pearson’s Weekly 1890
Penny Illustrated Paper 1874
Peterborough Advertiser 1958
Portadown Times 1958
Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser 1911
Ross-shire Journal 1911
Royal Cornwall Gazette 1911
Rugby Advertiser 1958
Shields Daily News 1958
Shipley Times and Express 1958
Skegness Standard 1958
St. Neots Chronicle and Advertiser 1874
Star Green ‘un 1958
Surrey Advertiser 1874
Sussex Agricultural Express 1958
The Berwick Advertiser 1958
Walsall Free Press and General Advertiser 1874
West Somerset Free Press 1911
West Surrey Times 1874
West Sussex County Times 1958
Wexford Independent 1874
Wharfedale & Airedale Observer 1911
Wicklow People 1911
Willesden Chronicle 1911
Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard 1911
Worcester Journal 1911
Worthing Herald 1958


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