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Hot off the Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have added 93,790 pages to the Archive. We have added one brand new title to our Irish collection – the Evening Herald (Dublin) – as well as the Berks & Oxon Advertiser to our collection of English titles. In addition to this, we have updated titles covering Liverpool, London and Oxfordshire.

We have added the years 1970-1977 to the Liverpool Echo. During the 1960s Liverpool had become famous for being the home of the band that had taken the world by storm, The Beatles. However by 1970, the city’s relationship with the band had somewhat soured, as had, of course, the band’s relationships with each other.

In response to the band’s 1970 film Let It Be, the Liverpool Echo interviewed four women who had been ‘swept along’ by the Beatlemania of the preceding decade. However, their enthusiasm had very much waned, with one bemoaning how she didn’t ‘like the way they look,’ and another observing how ‘they are out of touch’ and ‘you can’t associate yourself with them.’

Liverpool Echo | 19 May 1970

It wasn’t just the four women interviewed by the paper who had turned their backs on the band. During the 1970s the city of Liverpool discussed erecting a statue in honour of The Beatles, however, city councillors declined to provide a site for such a monument. Councillor Tony McVeigh stated that not only could the band not sing, that they ‘were a flash in the pan, here to-day and gone to-morrow.’

History would of course prove Tony McVeigh wrong, and within the pages of the Liverpool Echo you can find some fonder reminiscences of the band, including an account of George Harrison’s stint as a electrician at Blackler’s Stores in Liverpool city centre. Although only working at the store for about six months, he left his initials behind on the staff canteen ceiling. You can read about the story here.

New Titles
Title
Years Covered
Evening Herald (Dublin) 1998
Berks and Oxon Advertiser 1889-1895, 1899-1910, 1912-1941
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.

Title
Years Covered
Liverpool Echo 1970-1977
Henley Advertiser 1870-1882
Norwood News 1955

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7 comments On Hot off the Press – New Titles This Week

  • About time the Manchester Evening News was added at least up until the 1970s also still no sign of Derby Telegraph and Stoke Sentinel all titles owned by the Trinity Mirror group come on guys no more London and North East bias

  • Thanks for scanning and publishing ‘Penrith Herald’ / ‘(Mid) Cumberland &. (North) Westmorland Herald’, and the many others you have archived lately for what is now Cumbria, and the beautiful, UNESCO-world heritage-rated Lake District – Much appreciated, and more of the same please, if you can …!

  • Please can we have the Blackburn Times from 1900 published!!

  • Please can we have Trinity Mirror’s Daily Record – such an important national title! Will it be coming at some point?

  • Trinity mirror owns a host of wonderful regional newspapers lets get adding the Nottingham Post, Derby Telegraph, Stoke Sentinel, Manchester Evening News your page would then become a huge asset in reel it only research purpose but also local historians and family members wanting to find out little bits of info from their local past

  • Evening News your page would then become a huge asset in reel it only research purpose but also local historians and family members wanting to find out little bits of info from their local past

  • I’m still waiting for the Birkenhead News to be added. I saw some old copies at the Wirral Archives last year and they are deteriorating fast. The sooner the better.

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