Sunday, 8 November 2020

British Newspaper Archive approaches 40 million pages of content

The British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) is fast approaching its stated goal of digitising up to 40 million pages of newspaper content, it now being at 39,709,184 pages. The following content has been added in the last 30 days, including a fair dump of content for the Greenock Herald:

Halifax Evening Courier
1914, 1921-1923, 1925-1938, 1944-1958

Kinematograph Weekly
1904-1925, 1927-1930

Somerset Guardian and Radstock Observer
1899-1903

Western Morning News
1894

Birmingham Daily Gazette
1864

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
1947

Eddowes's Journal, and General Advertiser for Shropshire, and the Principality of Wales
1853

Monmouthshire Merlin
1871, 1874

South Wales Echo
1885

Greenock Herald
1875-1877, 1880, 1882, 1884, 1886, 1888, 1891

Runcorn Weekly News
1973

Waterford News Letter
1890, 1894

Rochester, Chatham & Gillingham Journal
1866, 1870, 1873, 1876-1877, 1883-1891, 1894-1895

The Halesworth Times and East Suffolk Advertiser
1866, 1880, 1887, 1900-1926

Herts and Essex Observer
1862-1863, 1879

Gloucester Mercury
1874-1877, 1879-1880

Evening Mail
1873

The Queen
1863

Pontefract Advertiser
1859

Daily Mirror
1945-1946, 1952, 1976, 1997

British Australasian
1884-1900

Retford and Worksop Herald and North Notts Advertiser
1889, 1893-1897, 1899-1902, 1904-1911, 1913-1929

Sunday Mirror
1946, 1953, 1956, 1964, 1976, 1986

Winsford Chronicle
1942-1958, 1960-1963

Eastbourne Chronicle
1932-1949, 1951

Cork Daily Herald
1901

Civil & Military Gazette (Pakistan)
1884, 1891-1894, 1906, 1910-1912

Burton Observer and Chronicle
1911-1949, 1951-1979

Boxing
1909-1912

Bromyard News
1955-1960

Marylebone Mercury
1938

Indian Statesman
1876

Weekly Dispatch (London)
1868

Huddersfield Daily Chronicle
1883

Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper
1902-1912

If I was the British Library and FindmyPast, I'd maybe consider carrying on, it seems to be working out so far as a project....!

Chris

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