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Local newspapers digitised on BNA

A summary, as of 15th March 2021, of which newspapers local to Mitcham are available on the British Newspaper Archive (BNA).

Sometimes it is useful to browse the newspapers if a general date for a story is known.

County Chronicle, Surrey Herald and Weekly Advertiser for Kent
Issues 208
Pages 1,038

Available years 1834, 1837, 1841, 1865
Earliest issue: January 7, 1834
Latest issue: December 30, 1865

Croydon Advertiser and East Surrey Reporter
Issues 833
Pages 7,410

Available years 1872-1873, 1875-1877, 1879, 1885-1891, 1898-1899, 1910, 1926, 1939
Earliest issue: January 6, 1872
Latest issue: December 29, 1939

Croydon Chronicle and East Surrey Advertiser
Issues 2,754
Pages 22,264

Available years 1855-1873, 1875-1896, 1898-1912
Earliest issue: July 7, 1855
Latest issue: October 19, 1912

Croydon Guardian and Surrey County Gazette
Issues 1,990
Pages 17,000

Available years 1877-1896, 1898-1913
Earliest issue: September 1, 1877
Latest issue: December 27, 1913

Croydon’s Weekly Standard
Issues 2,712
Pages 16,416

Available years 1859-1871, 1873-1911
Earliest issue: January 1, 1859
Latest issue: December 30, 1911

Hants and Berks Gazette and Middlesex and Surrey Journal
Issues 992
Pages 7,952

Available years 1892-1910
Earliest issue: January 2, 1892
Latest issue: December 31, 1910

Middlesex & Surrey Express
Issues 2,009
Pages 11,174

Available years 1886-1888, 1890-1895, 1899-1909
Earliest issue: September 4, 1886
Latest issue: March 12, 1909

Norwood News
Issues 5,020
Pages 53,776

Available years 1868-1962, 1965
Earliest issue: February 29, 1868
Latest issue: November 26, 1965

South London Chronicle
Issues 2,261
Pages 17,688

Available years 1859-1893, 1895-1907
Earliest issue: November 19, 1859
Latest issue: April 19, 1907

South London Press
Issues 2,557
Pages 32,610

Available years 1865-1870, 1872-1913
Earliest issue: January 7, 1865
Latest issue: December 26, 1913

Surrey Advertiser
Issues 4,861
Pages 33,594

Available years 1864-1867, 1869-1870, 1873-1875, 1878-1894, 1896-1903, 1909, 1912-1918, 1929, 1931-1933, 1939-1945
Earliest issue: April 2, 1864
Latest issue: December 29, 1945

Surrey Comet
Issues 3,360
Pages 28,588

Available years 1854-1876, 1878-1896, 1898-1910
Earliest issue: August 5, 1854
Latest issue: December 31, 1910

Surrey Gazette
Issues 1,368
Pages 9,112

Available years 1860-1868, 1870-1872, 1875, 1877, 1879, 1889, 1900
Earliest issue: January 3, 1860
Latest issue: December 28, 1900

Surrey Mirror
Issues 4,331
Pages 37,798

Available years 1880-1895, 1899-1911, 1913-1950
Earliest issue: January 3, 1880
Latest issue: December 29, 1950

West Surrey Times
Issues 2,179
Pages 14,928

Available years 1855-1864, 1869-1872, 1874, 1876, 1882-1887, 1893, 1895, 1899-1910, 1913-1914
Earliest issue: September 29, 1855
Latest issue: December 24, 1914