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Local newspapers

We hold a wide range of Manchester newspapers on microfilm on the ground floor of Central Library, including the Manchester Evening News. This list shows which titles can be found in each of the cabinets. No prior booking is required but please note that some titles are held in the strong rooms and therefore need to be booked in advance.

Cabinet 23 unless otherwise stated:

  • Advertiser (covers Prestwich, Whitefield, Radcliffe, Crumpsall and Cheetham Hill), 1992 to 1996
  • The Alliance Weekly News 1859 to 1861 (prior booking required)
  • Anderton's Universal Advertiser 1762 to 1789 (Miscellaneous MF 689: cabinets 8-9)
  • Anti-Corn Law Circular 1839 to 1841
  • Area News 1992, 1995, 1997 to 1999
  • Ashton Reporter (prior booking required)
  • Aston's Exchange Herald 1809 to 1826
  • Bolton News, 2007 to present (via Newsbank)
  • Britannia 1834 to 1836
  • Britannia Advertiser for Liverpool or Manchester, 11 Jan 1837, Dec 1838
  • British Worker , 5 to 11 May 1926
  • Bury Times, 2007 to present (via Newsbank)
  • City Life (cultural listings magazine), 1984 to 1990s (Q072.733 CI1) (prior booking required)
  • Comus or Momus 1880 to 1882
  • Cotton Factory Times 1885 to 1937 (prior booking required)
  • Cowdroy's Manchester Gazette 1796 to 1829
  • Courier or Manchester Advertiser, Saturday's Manchester Courier Jan 1817 to 14 Nov 1821
  • Daily War Telegraph and General Advertiser 21 Oct to Dec 1854, 2 Apr 1855
  • Didsbury and Withington Observer 21 May 1914
  • Droylsden Journal 1854 to 1855
  • East Manchester Reporter 1976 to 1980, 1991 to 1997
  • Free Lance 1866 to 1880
  • Gorton Reporter 1873 to 1918, 1939 to 1970
  • Hulme Advertiser, Chorlton-on-Medlock and Stretford Observer 21 May 1870 to 6 May 1871
  • Lancashire Journal with the history of the Holy Bible Oct 1735 to 16 Mar 1740
  • Levenshulme Echoes 1893
  • Latest News 1882
  • Manchester and Salford Gazette 1873 to 1874
  • Manchester and Salford Advertiser 1825 to 1848
  • Manchester Chronicle (incomplete), 1781 to 1800
  • Manchester Chronicle (became Chronicle Midday) 30 Nov 1917 to Dec 1950
  • Manchester City News 1864 to 1958 (cabinet 24)
  • Manchester Courier 1825 to 1916 (cabinets 24-25)
  • Manchester Daily Telegraph and Northern Counties Advertiser May to Aug and Sep to Nov 1855 (cabinet 25)
  • Manchester and Liverpool Advertiser 14 May to 15 Oct 1873
  • Manchester Election Chronicle 23 to 28 Mar 1857 (cabinet 25)
  • Manchester Evening Chronicle 1897 to 1963 (cabinets 25-26)
  • Manchester Evening Mail 1876 to 1915 (cabinet 26)
  • Manchester Evening News 1868 to 2013 (cabinets 15-22)
  • Manchester Evening News Sports Pinks, Jul 1971 to Aug 1998 plus special editions (cabinet 31)
  • Manchester Examiner 1846 to 1894 (cabinets 26-27)

Cabinet 27 unless otherwise stated:

  • Manchester Express Jan to Jun 1847
  • Manchester Free Gazette 1970 to 76 (ref GB124.Q335 prior booking required)
  • Manchester Free Press and Northern Counties Advertiser 6 Oct 1894
  • Manchester Gazette and General Advertiser 1881
  • Manchester General Advertiser Lancashire 3 Aug 1833
  • Manchester Halfpenny Express 13 Jun 1855
  • Manchester Herald 1834, 1836, 1843
  • Manchester Iris 1822 to 1823
  • Manchester Magazine 1737 to 1760
  • Manchester Mercury 1752 to 1753, 1755, 1760, 1762 to 1764, 1769, 1771 to 1772, 1774 to 1780, 1784 to 1788, 1790 to 1794, 1797 to 1798, 1802 to 1803, 1806, 1809, 1815 to 1816, 1819 to 1821, 1823 to 1825, 1827, 1830 (available on the British Newspapers Archive)
  • Manchester Metro News 1991 to 2000
  • Manchester Observer 1818 to 1821
  • Manchester Programme 1872
  • Manchester Shipping Telegraph and Daily Commercial Advertiser 13 Jul to Dec 1897
  • Manchester Stock Exchange List 1921 to 1935, 1963 to 1974
  • Manchester Telegraph and Weekly Universal Advertiser 19 Jul to 16 Aug 1803
  • Manchester Times 1828 to 1848 (incomplete)
  • Manchester Times and Stretford Chronicle 27 Dec 1825
  • Manchester Weekly Advertiser 1854, 1857 to 1860
  • Manchester Weekly Express 1862 to 1863 (prior booking required)
  • Manchester Weekly Express and Guardian 1860 to 1861 (prior booking required)
  • Manchester Weekly Journal 1724 to 1725 (Miscellaneous MF 146: cabinets 8-9)
  • Manchester Weekly and General Advertiser 8 May to 12 Jun 1880
  • Manchester Weekly Post 1875 to 1887
  • Manchester Weekly Times 1861 to 1922
  • Manchester Weekly Times Supplement 1862 to 1900

Cabinet 28 unless otherwise stated:

  • Middleton and North Manchester Guardian 1992 to 1999
  • Morning News 14 Sep to Dec 1882
  • Moss Side District News May 1895, 17, 24 Apr, 1,15 May, 18 Sept 1897
  • Moss Side Weekly Review and District Advertiser 8 Jul, 9 Sept, 4 Nov 1904
  • Moston, Middleton and Blackley Guardian 1977 to 1980
  • Moston, Middleton, Blackley and Crumpsall Express 1992 to 1999
  • Northern Athlete 5 Apr 1882
  • Northern Express 1901 to 1902
  • Northern Express and Lancashire Daily Post 1 Dec 1821
  • Northenden News 1992 to 1993
  • Prescott's Manchester Journal 1772 to 1781
  • Prestwich and Whitefield Guide 30 Jul 2007 to present (via Newsbank)
  • South Manchester Chronicle 1889 to 1897
  • South Manchester Express/Advertiser 1992 to 2000
  • South Manchester Gazette 1885 to 1888
  • South Manchester Reporter 1993, 1997 to 2011
  • War Express and Daily Advertiser - Manchester Express and Daily Adv. 24 Oct 1854, 8 Jan 1855
  • Wardle's Manchester Observer 5 Jun to 3 Jul 1819
  • Wardle's Manchester Observer or Literary and Political Register 10, 17 Jul 1819
  • Weekly Dispatch 1804 to 1838
  • Wheelers Manchester Chronicle 1781 to 1842
  • Whitworth's Manchester Magazine 20 Dec 1737, 1742 to 1760
  • Wythenshawe Recorder Express 1946 to 1979
  • Wythenshawe World 1980 to 1999 (incomplete)

Local Periodicals

We also hold a wide range of local periodicals and magazines, which are listed on our library catalogue.

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