This week we have added 122,131 new pages to The Archive. We have published four brand new titles and added pages to eight existing titles. Our new titles this week cover the counties of Cheshire, Dorset, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and West Sussex.
Adding to our Dorset collection is the Bournemouth Graphic, an illustrated journal covering news from the southern counties of Dorset and Hampshire. With added pages covering the early twentieth century, the paper captures all the glitz and the glamour of the popular seaside resort, with regular features on upcoming plays to be shown in the town and pictures of their stars.
In 1935 Bournemouth was shaken by its most sensational murder. Retired architect Francis Rattenbury was found dead at his home on Manor Road, Bournemouth. Accused of his murder was his much younger wife, Alma Rattenbury, and her young lover, 18-year-old gardener George Stoner. In a tragic turn of events, Alma was acquitted of her husband’s murder, but reviled by society, she took her own life. George Stoner was charged of murder, but in the event only served seven years imprisonment for the crime. The Bournemouth Graphic chronicles these events: from the discovery of Francis Rattenbury’s body, to Alma Rattenbury’s eventual suicide.
|Macclesfield Courier and Herald, Congleton Gazette, Stockport Express, and Cheshire General Advertiser.||1911|
|County Advertiser & Herald for Staffordshire and Worcestershire||1856-1907|
|Bournemouth Graphic||1902-1920, 1931-1937|
|Worthing Gazette||1889-1897, 1899-1958|
This week we have updated some of our recently added titles.
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.
|Ballyshannon Herald||1832, 1834, 1837-1840, 1842-1850, 1864-1865, 1871-1873|
|Warder and Dublin Weekly Mail||1845-1855, 1873-1877, 1890|
|Banner of Ulster||1842, 1847, 1851-1852, 1857-1869|
|Weekly Freeman’s Journal||1864-1871|
|Eastern Morning News||1899|
|West Sussex Gazette||1897|
|West Sussex County Times||1893|
|Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth & District Daily Circular||1896|