Jack the Ripper Newspaper Collection

Posted in Jack The Ripper by Thomas Walker

This collection is made up from the original newspapers that were printed on the same day the news of the Ripper and Whitechapel murders broke in 1888. Read more...

Historic Newspaper Research Services

Posted in Historic Newspapers Family History by Thomas Walker

With over 4 million original newspapers in the archive, the largest in the world, we have access to a huge wealth of information and fascinating history. We therefore get regular research requests, ranging from media production companies to private individuals, and have a dedicated expert in place to help you search newspapers. Read more...

Paper Rationing During World War II

Posted in World War II Historic Newspapers by Thomas Walker

Outside Whitehall, London (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Sunday Newspapers in the 1940s

Posted in World War II by Thomas Walker

Sunday newspapers are so rare because most of the stock we receive at the archive now is from bound volumes stored by libraries. However, these tend to be only daily papers since they did not work on Sundays, and thus did not keep the Sunday newspapers. Read more...

  • Historical Period: June 1944
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World’s First Passenger Railway

Posted in Transport by Thomas Walker

Railroads were already in existence for quite some time, used primarily to transport goods, prior to the idea of them being used to transport people as well. This concept was first thought up by Benjamin French at the Bush Inn in Waterfront, Swansea, Wales in 1806. Read more...

Wigtown Shop Front

Posted in Historic Newspapers by Thomas Walker

We've recently been sent this stunning water colour from local(ish) artist Gary Harper. Historic Newspapers as a company is over 25 years old, and has always been rooted in Wigtown, Scotland's national book town. Read more...

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