This week we have added 142,316 new pages to The Archive. We have published five brand new titles, including a brand new sporting title The Referee, with the other new titles covering the counties of Cumbria and Gloucestershire.
Our new sporting title, The Referee, features commentary and results for a plethora of sports, including swimming, gymnastics, racing and football. With editions spanning the latter half of the Victorian era, The Referee chronicles one of sport’s greatest rivalries, the Test cricket series contested between England and Australia.
Known as The Ashes since 1882 when Australia infamously defeated England at The Oval, The Referee charts the explosion of interest in the game. On the eve of the 1899 series, the paper records how “the popularity of the game is, however, now so great that the M.C.C. have been compelled to extend the accommodation for spectators.”
You can discover scorecards and player averages within the pages of The Referee. In the below example, three cricketing greats are showcased: Indian prince and England batsman K S Ranjitsinhji and his impressive top score of 234 not out, record breaking C B Fry and the legendary Doctor W G Grace.
You can discover more about the other sporting titles included in The Archive by reading this blog post.
Two other titles added this week are the Lakes Chronicle and Reporter and the English Lakes Visitor. Both papers contain a wealth of information for those intending to visit the Lake District, including details of hotels and accommodation, tours to the graves of the area’s most famous inhabitants William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, as well as local news.
|Penrith Observer||1860-1865, 1867-1875, 1877-1878, 1880-1895, 1897-1902, 1907-1910, 1912-1958|
|Lakes Chronicle and Reporter||1876-1881, 1883-1895, 1898-1910|
|English Lakes Visitor||1877-1888, 1890-1892, 1894-1895, 1897-1908, 1910|
|Cheltenham Journal and Gloucestershire Fashionable Weekly Gazette.||1825, 1827-1868|
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.
|Newcastle Journal||1964-1967, 1971-1973|
|Music Hall and Theatre Review||1892-1894, 1897-1899, 1904-1907|
|Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser||1855|
|Luton Reporter||1895-1896, 1898, 1900|
|Winsford & Middlewich Guardian||1888|
|Cirencester Times and Cotswold Advertiser||1856-1858|