Monday, 31 December 2018

British Newspaper Archives additions for December

The British Newspaper Archive now has a total of 29,480,604 pages online (28,935,426 last month.)  26 papers (23 last month) had pages added in the past month.

A year ago there were 23,319,767 pages, 17,567,270 pages a year earlier. At the present rate the 40 million page project target would be reached in August 2020, a slight advance on a year ago.

Three quarters of the major additions in December, titles with more than 10,000 pages, were Irish titles from the 20th century as tabulated below.
TITLEPAGESDATE RANGE
Drogheda Argus and Leinster Journal81,3341965-1969, 1971-1986, 1988-2005
Western Mail58,8301912, 1919-1923, 1933-1938, 1946-1947, 1952, 1959
Kerryman15,0341986-1987, 1991, 2003-2005
Belfast Telegraph75,2201973-1983
Evening Herald (Dublin)80,9941991, 1993, 1999-2000
Newcastle Evening Chronicle29,2081885-1892, 1895-1896, 1899-1908
Irish Independent87,4321992, 2001, 2007, 2009
Cheshire Observer15,0101901-1913, 1919-1930
Sunday Tribune11,3861989, 2004
The Bioscope24,4241919-1922, 1924
Enniscorthy Guardian19,9861890, 2001-2002, 2004-2005





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