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A Guide to Historical Yorkshire Newspapers

If you’re interested in the history of Yorkshire, you’ve come to the right place. The Archive holds over 50 titles from ‘God’s Own County’. Search Yorkshire Newspapers Not only that, but you can use our clever search tools to focus on the region of Yorkshire you are most interested in. Our counties filter allows you to view pages from East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire or West Yorkshire. While our place filter can help you zone in even more, offering

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The First English Football Match To Be Mentioned in a Newspaper Report – Sheffield FC v Hallam FC, 29 December 1862

In The British Newspaper Archive we found the first ever English match to be reported in a newspaper – the match between Sheffield FC and Hallam FC at Bramall Lane Cricket Ground on 29 December 1862. Played according to ‘Sheffield Rules’, the match sounds like it might have been a little rough in places, with ‘waistcoats’ being thrown off, as the intensity of the match heightened. It seems that the long interval at half-time also caused some raised eyebrows among

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