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Hot off the press – new titles this week

This week we’ve added 144,026 pages to The Archive and have now over twenty-seven million pages.  This week we’ve added new years to five of our existing titles.   The new additions include more years for The Scottish Referree one of twelve newspapers in our Sports Collection, and more years for The Music Hall and Theatre Review, which was the most recent addition to our Peforming Arts Collection. Also updated this week are the Liverpool Echo for 1989 and 1990, The

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The Amazing and Surreal Story of the Open Golf Championship of 1876 – The Old Course, St Andrews

With the Open Championship taking place this week, we thought we’d post a story that captures the delightful daftness of the game of golf. The story we’ve chosen is the amazing and surreal climax to the 1876 Open. Since the tournament organisers forgot to book the Old Course so that they could hold the competition, it turned out to be a very memorable Open. Illustrated Sporting  & Dramatic News | 22 May 1936 As a result of not booking the course,

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