This week we have added 69,017 new pages to The Archive. We have published five brand new titles and added pages to six existing titles. Our new titles this week cover the counties of Bedfordshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire.
The Archive now has eleven titles covering Gloucestershire, twelve covering Oxfordshire and eight for Bedfordshire.
We have added pages to the fascinating Music Hall and Theatre Review. This newspaper offers an intriguing glimpse into the world of Victorian entertainment. Discover the Babylon Babble, the Music Hall and Theatre Review’s gossip column, an intimate commentary on the inner workings of music hall life with reports on engagements, deaths, scandals and exciting new acts.
Acts would advertise in the pages of the Music Hall and Theatre Review, you can find Dan Canary, the champion trick cyclist – ‘not the Prince of Wales, but the Prince of Wheels,’ gentlemen acrobats The Craggs and Jenny Hill, the popular ‘Vital Spark’ of Victorian music hall, all announcing their upcoming appearances.
The Music Hall and Theatre Review would include portraits of performers, stage managers and others associated with the entertainment world. Signor Alberto, a wizard, is profiled in one edition, with accounts of his adventurous life across the globe, his prowess in swimming, flute-playing and cycling noted alongside his talent for magic.
You can discover more about the other performing arts titles included in The Archive by reading this blog post.
|Cirencester Times and Cotswold Advertiser||1857-1868, 1870-1871|
|Stroud News and Gloucestershire Advertiser||1867-1880, 1883-1910|
|Luton Reporter||1874-1894, 1897, 1899, 1901-1924|
|Oxfordshire Telegraph||1860-1871, 1873, 1875-1894|
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.
|Music Hall and Theatre Review||1889, 1891|
|Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser||1833-1850, 1852-1854|
|Wigan Observer and District Advertiser||1878|