Category Archives: Research

Local newspapers digitised on BNA

A summary, as of 5th September 2022, of which newspapers are available on the British Newspaper Archive, that may have articles about Mitcham.



It can be useful to browse the newspapers if a general date for a story is known, as sometimes the digitisation hasn’t worked properly, and so can’t be found in a search. When clicking on a newspaper link below, click on the year range offered and that will take you to the search page for that period in that newspaper. Then you can home in on the date required.

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 885
Pages 7,914

Available years 1872-1873, 1875-1877, 1879, 1885-1891, 1898-1899, 1910, 1926, 1939, 1951
Earliest issue: January 6, 1872
Latest issue: December 28, 1951

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 Observer
Issues 2,082
Pages 13,208
Available years 1863-1895, 1898-1904

Earliest issue: January 2, 1863
Latest issue: December 30, 1904

Croydon Times
Issues 8,291
Pages 71,500
Available years 1861-1870, 1875-1909, 1911-1918, 1920-1950, 1952-1962

Earliest issue: June 29, 1861
Latest issue: December 28, 1962

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

Kingston Informer
Issues 670
Pages 27,556
Available years 1986-1995, 1997-1999

Earliest issue: January 3, 1986
Latest issue: December 31, 1999

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

Morning Journal (Kingston)
Issues 3,513
Pages 14,138
Available years 1838-1840, 1858, 1864-1875

Earliest issue: October 31, 1838
Latest issue: November 24, 1875

Norwood News
Issues 5,124
Pages 55,892

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

South London Advertiser
Issues 156
Pages 1,066
Available years 1863-1866

Earliest issue: January 24, 1863
Latest issue: March 31, 1866

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 Journal
Issues 834
Pages 7,072
Available years 1856-1868, 1877, 1889, 1893

Earliest issue: November 11, 1856
Latest issue: December 30, 1893

South London Mail

Issues 996
Pages 11,308
Available years 1888-1906

Earliest issue: January 28, 1888
Latest issue: December 28, 1906

South London Press
Issues 2,588
Pages 33,096
Available years 1865-1913

Earliest issue: January 7, 1865
Latest issue: December 26, 1913

South London Times and Lambeth Observer
Issues 431
Pages 1,780
Available years 1856-1865

Earliest issue: November 15, 1856
Latest issue: February 18, 1865

Surrey Advertiser
Issues 5,321
Pages 36,858

Available years 1864-1867, 1869-1903, 1909, 1911-1918, 1923, 1929, 1931-1933, 1939-1945, 1950
Earliest issue: April 2, 1864
Latest issue: December 30, 1950

Surrey Comet
Issues 3,412
Pages 29,004
Available years 1854-1896, 1898-1910

Earliest issue: August 5, 1854
Latest issue: December 31, 1910

Surrey Gazette
Issues 1,525
Pages 10,074
Available years 1860-1868, 1870-1872, 1875, 1877-1879, 1889, 1900

Earliest issue: January 3, 1860
Latest issue: December 28, 1900

Surrey Herald
Issues 608
Pages 31,155
Available years 1911-1912, 1952, 1986-1989, 1991-1994

Earliest issue: January 6, 1911
Latest issue: December 29, 1994

Surrey Herald and County Advertiser

Issues 64
Pages 264
Available years 1826-1828

Earliest issue: December 20, 1826
Latest issue: March 4, 1828

Surrey Independent and Wimbledon Mercury
Issues 1,225
Pages 5,258
Available years 1882-1905
Earliest issue: March 18, 1882
Latest issue: September 9, 1905

Surrey Mercury
Issues 96
Pages 906
Available years 1845-1847

Earliest issue: October 30, 1845
Latest issue: October 23, 1847

Surrey Mirror
Issues 4,354
Pages 38,048

Available years 1879-1895, 1899-1911, 1913-1950
Earliest issue: July 26, 1879
Latest issue: December 29, 1950

Surrey-Hants Star
Issues 331
Pages 13,027
Available years 1986-1991, 1993

Earliest issue: January 2, 1986
Latest issue: December 30, 1993

Sussex & Surrey Chronicle
Issues 44
Pages 176

Available years 1823-1824
Earliest issue: August 20, 1823
Latest issue: June 16, 1824

Wallington & Carshalton Herald
Issues 852
Pages 6,834
Available years 1881-1897

Earliest issue: January 1, 1881
Latest issue: December 25, 1897

West Surrey Times
Issues 2,931
Pages 20,597
Available years 1855-1864, 1869-1877, 1879, 1882-1889, 1893, 1895, 1897-1914, 1918

Earliest issue: September 29, 1855
Latest issue: December 28, 1918

Wimbledon News

Issues 1,108
Pages 9,082
Available years 1894-1915
Earliest issue: October 6, 1894
Latest issue: December 25, 1915