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Newspapers on microfilm

Please note the newspapers are not indexed, so without a date a specific search is likely to be time consuming. The newspapers are a rich source of local interest and historical flavour in their own right.

Newspapers we hold include:

  • Bridport News: June 1855 to July 2000
    • (1898 and 1911 are missing)
  • Dorset County Chronicle: 1824 to 1957
  • Dorset Evening Echo: May 1921 to the present day
  • Dorset Mail: 1928 to 1932
  • East Dorset Herald: 1898 to 1918
  • Poole and Dorset Herald: 1846 to 1939
    • (The following years are missing: 1855-1860, 1904-1905, 1910-1911, 1918, 1930-1938)
  • Sherborne Mercury/Western Flying Post: 1737-1867
  • Southern Times: 1870 to 1940
  • Swanage Times: 1919 to 1936
  • Western Gazette: 1963 only, Jan 1988 to October 2003

If you are interested in other Dorset newspapers, please contact us:

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