Bournemouth Graphic illustrated journal joins the British Newspaper Archive | The British Newspaper Archive Blog


Hot off the press – new titles added this week

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.

Bournemouth Graphic | 4 November 1932

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.

Bournemouth Graphic | 15 June 1935

New Titles
Years Added
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
Updated Titles

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.

Years Added
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

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1 comments On Hot off the press – new titles added this week

  • I’m delighted you have added the Macclesfield Courier as it is important to my social history project. Please please please could you load the earliest first? It will save me several train journeys and hours of trying to read microfilm copies at Macclesfield Library.

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