Libraries Historical newspapers

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 for most of these but please note that some titles are held in the strong rooms and therefore need to be booked in advance.

Newspapers Cabinet 1 unless otherwise stated:

Advertiser (covers Prestwich, Whitefield, Radcliffe, Crumpsall and Cheetham Hill), 1992 to 1997
The Alliance Weekly News, 1854 to 1870 (book in advance)
Anderton's Universal Advertiser 1762 to 1789 (miscellaneous MF 689: cabinets 8-9)
Anti-Corn Law Circular, 1839 to 1841
Area News, 1995, 1997 to 1999
Ashton Reporter, 1855 to 1997 (book in advance)
Aston's Exchange Herald, 1809 to 1826
Bolton News, 2007 to present (available on NewsBank)
Britannia, 1834 to 1836
Britannia Advertiser for Liverpool or Manchester, 11 Jan 1837, Dec 1838
British Worker, 5 to 17 May 1926
Bury Times, 2007 to present (available on NewsBank)
City Life, 1984 to 1990s (book in advance)
Comus or Momus, 1877 to 1882 (book in advance for 1877 to Mar 1880)
Cotton Factory Times, 1885 to 1937 (book in advance)
Cowdroy's Manchester Gazette, 1796 to 1829
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 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, 30 Nov 1917 to Dec 1950
Manchester City News, 1864 to 1958 (newspapers cabinets 1-2)

Newspapers Cabinet 3 unless otherwise stated:

Manchester Courier, 1825 to 1916 (newspapers cabinets 2-3)
Manchester Daily Telegraph and Northern Counties Advertiser, May to Aug, Sep to Nov 1855
Manchester, Liverpool & Northern Counties Advertiser, May to Oct 1873
Manchester Election Chronicle, 23 to 28 Mar 1857
Manchester Evening Chronicle, 1897 to 1963 (newspapers cabinets 3-4)

Newspapers Cabinet 4 unless otherwise stated:

Manchester Evening Mail, 1876 to 1915
Manchester Evening News, 1868 to Current (newspapers cabinet 8-16)
Manchester Evening News Sports Pinks, Jul 1971 to Aug 1998 plus special editions (cabinet 15)
Manchester Examiner, 1846 to 1894
Manchester Express, Jan to Jun 1847
Manchester Free Gazette, 1913 to 1932 (book in advance)
Manchester Free Press and Northern Counties Advertiser, 6 Oct 1894
Manchester Gazette and General Advertiser, 1881
Manchester Halfpenny Express, 13 Jun 1855

Newspapers Cabinet 5 unless otherwise stated:


Manchester Herald, 1792 to 1793, 1834, 1836, 1843 (book in advance for 1792 to 1793)
Manchester Iris, 1822 to 1823
Manchester Magazine, 1737 to 1760
Manchester Mercury, 1752 to 1830 (other years 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 to 1860
Manchester Weekly Express and Guardian, 1860 to 1861 (book in advance)
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
Middleton and North Manchester Guardian, 1992 to 1999

Newspapers Cabinet 6 unless otherwise stated:

Morning Chronicle 1823 to 1845 (book in advance)
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 (newspapers cabinet 5-6)
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, May to Sep 1902
Prescott's Manchester Journal, 1772 to 1781
Prestwich and Whitefield Guide, 30 Jul 2007 to present (available on NewsBank)
South Manchester Chronicle, 1889 to 1894
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 1928 (book in advance for 1839 to 1928)
Wheelers Manchester Chronicle, 1781 to 1842
Whitworth's Manchester Magazine, 20 Dec 1737 to 1760
Wythenshawe Recorder Express, 1946 to 1979
Wythenshawe World, 1980 to 1999 (book in advance)

Local Periodicals

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

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