If population size determines ranking for digitisation then why for example is Oldham not included yet, which covers Saddleworth etc. and is many more than some of those you have done already?
Thank you for your suggestion. Are there any titles which you have in mind?
Stacey Langdown commented
Would also love to see the Oldham Chronicle appear in the British Newspaper Archive. It's a town which has been part of a lot of important parts of British History and from a personal perspective I'd love to look for any articles relating to my family members.
It would be great to see Oldham newspapers on this archive. It is a big gap in the archives. Are any Oldham papers planned in the near future?
Still no signs of Oldham newspapers on the archive. Is it in the pipeline to add them?
Are we any further in the future of having copies of the Oldham Chronicle? which my family would be most interested to see.
please can we have Oldham on here? why is nothing for Oldham on?
Osmund Bullock commented
Local correspondents sent some Oldham stories to the Manchester papers up till the 1850s, but the meteoric expansion of the town thereafter naturally spawned its own local papers - the population increased by over 52% between 1851 & 1861 alone, and between 1851 and 1891 more than tripled from 77K to nearly 233K. I find it hard to understand why this important place has so far been neglected.
The BL has an excellent run of The Oldham Chronicle from 1854 already on microform - surely for such an important boom town this would be an obvious one to give us, and less complex than those needing scanning from scratch?
Is this still under review? Oldham Chronicle would be useful. Any publication which covers Saddleworth, which despite being geographically close to Oldham, was in the West Riding of Yorkshire until 1974. Coverage of this area is neglected.
The Oldham Chronicle or Oldham Standard would be fantastic. As pointed out by Brian, the Oldham area's population is much higher than many others you have already covered. Also it was one of the pre-eminent industrial towns of the Victorian era.
Oldham Chronicle (a daily) from the 1860s/70s, etc