More newspapers from the Greater London area
At the moment, there are not a lot of newspapers from the Greater London area. We should add more.
Add more east London papers
Peter Sellars commented
Would welcome the addition of East and South London papers up to the present day or at least 2000
Alana Howells commented
More from east and north London far too much emphasis on west London
Would welcome the addition of East and South London papers - Newham Recorder, Stratford Express, Hackney Gazette, Southwark News, Deptford Mercury and the South London Press
Flavio Caluori commented
Years 1700-1799 / 18th century
Local East London newspapers please. High density population in Victorian times and worthy of inclusion in the archive.
West Ham Guardian, East London Advertiser, East End News, South Essex Gazette, Stratford Express, for example.
Middlesex Advertiser, Acton Gazette, South London Press all well worth digitisation. First half of 20th century, covering both World Wars.
Ian walker commented
Still very little coverage for north Middlesex especially Enfield, Edmonton, Tottenham, Hornsey, etc - Been asking about this for years and still nothing!
southwark news please
Mark C commented
Now we are into three years of this thread with high vote numbers - can the BNA archive comment on their strategy for Greater London newspapers? There seems to be endless Irish Republic titles but hardly any from the London boroughs even though the population for the latter is vastly greater. Thank you in advance.
18 months have passed since the original request, for the Mitcham News and Mercury, got merged into this one. Is there a bias at the BNA?
I'll add a vote for more titles/pages covering London and the Thames valley through WW1 and the Roaring Twenties, which cover local events in more detail. The Middlesex Chronicle seems to stop dead at the beginning of 1919 which is frustrating!
S Foster commented
Acton Gazette between wars would be welcomed.
M Gray commented
I was hoping to find some London papers from 1945 onwards, but there isn't much. I know the library holds a wide variety of these publications. Given the population density of the London area then and now, I would have thought demand was high
John Lawler commented
South Press News
Mark C commented
Newspapers that would be good to digitise are:
Richmond and Twickeham Times
South London Press
Middlesex County Times
West Middlesex Gazette
County of Middlesex Independent
These are solid London titles that are regional and not national.
London is a big gap still judging from my research on civic affaira 1900s to 1950s. Go for a good geographical spread including the East End and South London.
Could you add the Croydon newspapers, please? In case it helps, I've appended a list of
the titles and dates that are available (on microfilm) at Croydon
Local Studies Library. As a frequent library visitor, I know these
microfilms see a lot of use, so there's certainly demand for them,
and of course the microfilm versions aren't searchable.
Croydon Advertiser 1869 - present
Croydon Chronicle 1855 - 1912
Croydon Express 1878 - 1916
Croydon Free Press and Surrey Advertiser 1865
Croydon Guardian 1877 - 1916 (a modern version exists as well; I don't know if publication has been continuous)
Croydon Observer 1863 - 1904
Croydon Review 1880 - 1895
Croydon Times 1861 - 1967
Robert Jones commented
I work for Hillingdon Local Studies, Archives and Museums service and the paper we'd all love to see digitised is the Middlesex Advertiser and Gazette. This would be extremely useful as we are currently reliant on microfilmed copies, and the option for a keyword search would open up a world of new possibilities for our service.
I'd like to know if any newspapers from Mitcham are being included in this idea.