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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at the archive we’ve added 212,914 new pages, with a new Kent title and plenty of updates.

Joining The Archive this week is the Tunbridge Wells Standard. Described as an organ of the Conservative Party the paper was established in 1856 the paper focused on local events and gave space to announcing the comings and goings of the gentry and other fashionable people during the tourist season.

Published on a Friday the paper, which served the spa town noted for its mineral springs, advertised a large number of cures in its pages. In keeping with the style for nineteenth century newspapers many of the advertisements were found on the front page – a space reserved for advertising rather than news.

Many of the cures offered cured a staggering array of ailments. Holloway’s pills were recommended for ‘all diseases affecting the stomach, liver, kidneys and bowels’ as well as ‘weakness, langour and debility’. While ‘Du Barry’s Delicious Revalenta Arabica Food’:

Restores perect digestion, strong nerves, sound lungs, healthy liver, refereshing sleep, functional regularity and energy to the most disordered or enfeebled.

Tunbridge Wells Standard – Friday 01 August 1879

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New Titles

Explore all our new and existing titles for the county of Kent and every other county in England in The Archive.

New Title Years added
Tunbridge Wells Standard1867-1868, 1873, 1877-1886

Updated Titles

This week we added additional pages to more than twenty titles, with coverage from the 1850s to the 1990s. Click on each title below to learn more about the newspaper and our plans to add to the collection. You can also read a FREE sample issue.

TitleYears added
Ballymena Weekly Telegraph1998
Buchan Observer and East Aberdeenshire Advertiser1918
Deal, Walmer & Sandwich Mercury1987-1988, 1991, 1993-1998
Derry Journal1995
Durham County Advertiser1916
Fleetwood Weekly News1988
Fraserburgh Herald and Northern Counties’ Advertiser1988-1989
Horncastle News1990
Kent County Standard1882
Kentish Express1978, 1988-1989, 1993, 1995-1997
Kentish Gazette1987-1989, 1992-1993, 1996, 1998
Londonderry Sentinel1995
Louth Standard1995
Maidstone Telegraph1979, 1988-1991, 1994, 1997
Market Harborough Advertiser and Midland Mail1954-1959, 1989
Melton Mowbray Times and Vale of Belvoir Gazette1973, 1982-1984, 1990, 1995
Morecambe Visitor1963, 1969-1974
Pateley Bridge & Nidderdale Herald1993
Rugby Advertiser1855
Sheerness Times Guardian1988-1989, 1991, 1994-1998
South Eastern Gazette1971, 1978
South London Press1914

You can keep up to date with all the latest additions by visiting the recently added page.  You can even look ahead to see what we’re going to add tomorrow.


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