Wakefield newspaper titles now online

As archived editions of three Wakefield newspaper titles have been online at the British Newspaper Archive for some time, there’s really no excuse for not resuming posting on this blog.

The titles uploaded so far are: the Wakefield Express (1862-1918), and three titles no longer in circulation: the Wakefield & West Riding Herald (1839-1913), the Wakefield Advertiser & Gazette (1906-1925), and the Wakefield Free Press (1860-1900).

And there could be more titles to follow. According to J W Walker’s Wakefield Its History and People (1934), there were also the following local newspapers: the Wakefield and Halifax Journal, the Wakefield Chronicle, the Bradford and Wakefield Chronicle, and the Star.

I’ll try to publish a new blog each week until the end of 2022.

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