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Historical newspapers and periodicals

Links to resources to help you find articles in historical newspapers.

Historical newspapers & periodicals

Microfilm newspapers

Microfilm at All Saints is kept at the far end of the First Floor, East Wing. There are facilities in this area to read from both microfilm and microfiche, but no facilities for printing.


Aston’s Exchange Herald: 1809-1826

Bolton Chronicle: 1831-34, 1840-45, 1861, 1886, 1894, 1911

Bolton Free Press: 1836-1842, 1847

Cotton Factory Times: 1933-1937

Cowdrey’s Manchester Gazette: 1796-1829

Independent: Oct 1986-2001

Macclesfield Courier and Herald: 1829-1844, 1911

Manchester & Salford Advertiser: 1837-1840, 1842

Manchester Courier: 1827-Jan 1916

Manchester Evening News: Oct 1868-1919

Manchester Mercury: 1752-1830

Manchester Newsletter: 1722, 1724-1725

Manchester Observer: 1818-1821

Manchester Times: 1835-1845

North Cheshire Reformer: 1836-1848

Northern Star: 1838-1852

Orion Adams’s Manchester Journal: 1733-1752

Prescott’s Manchester Journal: 1771-1780

Salford Reporter: 1880, 1889, 1892-1919

Stockport Advertiser: 1822-1919

Sunday Times: 1974-1980, 1993 

Wheeler’s Manchester Chronicle: 1781-1842

Newspaper database videos

A playlist of videos for newspaper databases. Click on the play icon to view all of the videos available for newspaper databases or, select a specific video from the drop down list.