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Hot off the press – new titles added this week

This week we’ve added 121,796 pages to The Archive. Joining The Archive for the first time is The Mansfield Reporter.  This Nottinghamshire paper joins five other titles for the county. Once digitisation is complete we plan to have issues from 1858 to 1937. Explore more Nottinghamshire Newspapers The Mansfield Reporter is invaluable for anyone researching topics touching on the East Midlands region.   As might be expected the paper took a keen interest in the fate of the Sherwood Foresters

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Irish Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Anyone starting to research their Irish heritage has heard the story: ‘all of their records were destroyed in 1922’.  The destruction of the Four Courts on 30 June 1922, which housed the public records office, was a huge loss… but! with digitisation, Irish family history is getting easier by the day.  Sites like our sister site Findmypast are opening up new avenues of research by digitising a wide variety of sources, and many of their Irish collections are free! Newspapers

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Hot off the press – new titles added this week

We have added an additional 75,144 pages to the Archive in the past week.  Having added significantly to our Suffrage titles recently we are now turning our attention back to county titles. We have added two brand new titles this week and made updates to fourteen existing titles. You can look forward to more suffrage and women’s lifestyle publications over the course of the year, and our latest new titles reflect this commitment to showcasing women’s history.  We have added

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Hot off the press – new titles added

This past week we released 105,098 pages to The Archive.  In time for International Women’s Day we are thrilled to add nine new titles to our Suffragette Collection.  We have also  updated four existing titles including The Globe for which we now have editions spanning 1804 to 1921, and our recently added Scottish title The North Star and Farmer’s Chronicle for which we now have a run from 1893 to 1911. Our new titles represent the full spectrum of the

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Hot off the press – new titles added this week

This week we’ve focused on updating five existing titles.  We added 112,400 pages to The Archive this past week.  Our most notable addition was twelve years to the Daily Mirror. This week’s additions to the Daily Mirror bring this iconic title up to 1979.  The 1970s were the heyday of the tabloid.  Physically smaller than broadsheets, tabloids had emerged after the Second World War and established themselves throughout the 1950s and 60s as an alternative to a formal, middle-class press. 

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Anna Garvey Kelly – an Irish Suffragette

This year, in recognition of the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, we will showcase the lives and activities of women involved in the Suffrage movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Despite making headlines for their activities many of these women are now forgotten. In this blog post we will revive the memory of Irish Suffragette, Anna Garvey Kelly, whose support of the cause of Suffrage saw her spend a month in Holloway prison

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Hot off the press – new titles added this week

Our additions this week tipped us over the 24 million page mark at The Archive.  At the time of writing (it changes so fast these days!) we have 24,096,659 pages for your reading pleasure.  This week we’ve added four brand new titles, two for Ireland and two for England. Our new joiners this week include The Bromyard News, this Herefordshire paper also carried news for west Worcestershire.  We plan to publish editions from 1883 to 1903.  By 1899 the paper

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Hot off the press – new titles added this week

It’s been a lovely week at The Archive.  We announced the arrival of The Suffragette to The Archive, added another three brand new titles and revisited several dozen titles, bringing them all one year forward. This week our brand new titles are for the counties of Cheshire and Worcestershire in England, and Monmouthshire (Gwent) in Wales. By 1859 The Congleton & Macclesfield Mercury, and Cheshire General Advertiser was describing itself as ‘illustrated’.  The paper, like many of the period, was

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Suffragette Newspapers

This year, 2018, is the 100 year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918.  The Act which gave propertied women over the age of thirty, and all men over the age of twenty-one, the right to vote.  Over the course of 2018 we aim to digitise several suffragette and women’s newspapers.  These papers will allow us to explore the suffrage movement, and the social sphere of the women who campaigned for the right to vote. We are delighted

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Hot off the press – new titles added this week

The British Newspaper Archive

This week we have added 91,496 pages to The Archive.  We have added four brand new titles, and updated six existing titles.  This week we’ve added social and satirical titles for the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.  These titles offered light relief, political commentary, and all the day’s gossip and fashion.   Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday ‘being a selection, side-splitting, sentimental, and serious for the benefit of old boys, young boys, odd boys generally, and even girls’ featured a

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