The Showman Newspaper joins the Archive | The British Newspaper Archive Blog


Hot off the press – new titles added this week

This week we added 89,720 pages to The Archive.  We have added one brand new titles and made updates to five existing titles, including two titles for our partner Trinity Mirror for Newcastle, bringing our coverage for that city up to the 1990s.

Joining The Archive for the first time this week are issues from The Showman, a short-lived title which was incorporated into The Music Hall and Theatre Review. This single sheet paper brought news of travelling troupes, circuses, menageries and fairs.  Discover the world of chair-vaulters, ladder wobblers and equilibrists in this fascinating paper.

 Music Hall and Theatre Review - Friday 02 October 1903
Music Hall and Theatre Review – Friday 02 October 1903

Note: The Music Hall and Theatre Review is still being digitised and we hope to add more issues very soon.  The Showman was a single sheet paper, however our system does not like uneven numbers and inserts a blank page (which is not displayed) to balance the numbers.  There are 72 issues, and 72 pages of The Showman.

New Titles
Years added
Music Hall and Theatre Review 1902-1903
Updated Titles

This week we have added new pages to five existing titles.  We are continuing to add to our Suffragette collection of newspapers with additional years for The Common Cause.

This week we have also added eleven years worth of issues to two Newcastle titles.  The Archive has six dedicated Newcastle titles.  With these titles you can now discover over 230 years of the history of the city, from 1764 to 1995.

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.

Years added
Burnley Gazette 1901
Common Cause 1909-1910
Daily Mirror 1938
Newcastle Evening Chronicle 1990-1995
Newcastle Journal 1946-1950


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




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