19 June 2014

240,000 extra newspaper pages now online

For immediate release

240,000 extra newspaper pages now online

Thousands of historical newspaper pages are added to The British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) every week, so the coverage keeps getting better and better.

In the last month, 240,000 extra pages from 1790-1954 were made searchable. 56 English and Scottish newspaper titles were updated, including the Aberdeen Journal, the Kent & Sussex Courier and the Morpeth Herald.

The additions also included three brand new titles:

·         Dundee, Perth and Forfar People’s Journal, covering 1858-1861
·         Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald, covering 1913, 1915 and 1924
·         Penny Illustrated Paper, covering 1862-1870

You’ll find more information and a full list of recent additions at http://blog.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/2014/06/09/240000-extra-newspaper-pages-now-online/