The Birkenhead Advertiser commenced in 1860 and contains a wealth of information about this town. John Laird began his shipbuilding here employing many thousands of men in his Shipyard.
Also Central Park in New York was built on the original design of Birkenhead Park which is still the same today.
The Birkenhead Advertiser commenced in 1860 and then later became known as the Birkenhead News I think in 1880.
Would be good to see this newspaper digitised if possible.
Ian Norris commented
This is an important source of reference for historians and those interested in the early industrial development of this area of Merseyside and West Cheshire. Please - we need to be able to gain access to this resource
Totally agree. Over the years Birkenhead has been associated with Liverpool, Merseyside and Wirral but we need something focussing on Birkenhead.
The Wirral News Group titles hold invaluable information for both Family & Local Historians
I ordered the 1899 copy at the British Library but on receipt it was found to fragile to be read. Like wise the 1898 volume.
Local newspapers in such poor condition should be the highest priority for digitisation and preservation before they are lost to us forever.