Newspapers, magazines and periodicals

Local historical newspapers on microfilm

A number of historical local newspapers are held on microfilm at the Central Reference Library, Halifax, Brighouse, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden Libraries.

In addition to the microfilms:

Central Reference Library
TitleDates covered
Brighouse and Rastrick ChronicleJanuary 1859 - 1 September 1861; July - December 1862; January - April, June - Nov 1863; January, March - September, November 1864.
Brighouse and Rastrick GazetteMarch 1874 - 1896; 1898 - January 1899.
Brighouse EchoJuly 1887 - December 2013.
Brighouse Free Press District News and Advertiser1891 - 1941.
Brighouse NewsJuly 1870 - 1908; 1910 - 11; then included in Brighouse Echo.
Brighouse Observer1912, 1914 - July 1915.
Clear LightJune 1923 - July 1925.
Halifax and District Advertiser1 September 1938 - 24 December 1941.
Halifax and District Labour News27 March - 13 November 1909.
Halifax and Huddersfield Express and Weekly AdvertiserFebruary 1831 - December 1836; continued as Halifax Express etc.
Halifax CometJuly 1893 - August 1904; formerly Halifax Opinion.
Halifax Commercial ChronicleJuly 1829 - December 1830.
Halifax Courier1853 - April 1921; then included in Halifax Weekly Courier and Guardian.
Halifax Courier (weekly)June 2012 - December 2013
Halifax Daily Courier and GuardianMay 1921 - December 1969.
Halifax Daily Guardian1906 - April 1921; then included in Halifax Daily Courier and Guardian.
Halifax Evening Courier1892 - June 1898; 1899 - April 1921; then included in Halifax Daily Courier and Guardian until December 1969; 1970 - May 2012 (then see Halifax Courier (weekly)).
Halifax Express and HuddersfieldHalifax Express Jan 1837-Feb 1841. Formerly Huddersfield Express Halifax and Weekly Advertiser.
Halifax Guardian1832 - April 1921; then included in Halifax Weekly Courier and Guardian.
Halifax JournalJune 1801 - February 1811.
Halifax Local OpinionJanuary - June 1893; continued as Halifax Comet.
Halifax MercuryMay 1890 - January 1895.
Halifax Observer18 January - 1 March 1862; August 1884 - December 1887.
Halifax ReformerAugust 1847 - June 1848.
Halifax TimesAugust 1872 - September 1873; June 1889 - January 1895.
Halifax Weekly Courier and GuardianMay 1921 - May 1967.
Hebden Bridge District News1908 - 1909; 1912 - 1913; 1915 - 1918; 1920 - 1926; 1930 - 1931; 1933 - 1934; 1942 - February 1943.
Hebden Bridge TimesJuly 1882 - March 1884; 1886 - 1887; 1889 - 1975; 1979; 1982 - December 2013.
Northern Star1838 - 1852.
Sowerby Bridge Chronicle1883 - 1914.
Todmorden Advertiser1862 - 1869; 1871 - 1896; 1898 - 1910; August 1912 - April 1934; then included in Todmorden News & Advertiser.
Todmorden and District News1869 - 1882; 1884 - 1895; 1898 - April 1934; then included in Todmorden News & Advertiser.
Todmorden EchoMarch 1887 - September 1889.
Todmorden HeraldApril 1900 - 1911.
Todmorden News and AdvertiserApril 1934 - December 2013; formerly Todmorden Advertiser.
Todmorden TimesJune 1862 - January 1869.
Union JournalFebruary 1759 - September 1760.
Voice of the West Riding1833 - 1834.

Brighouse Library 

Brighouse Library
TitleDates covered
Brighouse & Rastrick ChronicleJanuary 1859 - September 1861; July 1862; January - April 1863; January - March and September - November 1864.
Brighouse EchoJuly 1887 - December 1949; April 1953 - December 2013.
Brighouse NewsDecember 1868 - December 1874; January 1875 - April 1878 (incomplete).

Hebden Bridge Library 

Hebden Bridge Library
TitleDates covered
Hebden Bridge District NewsJanuary 1908 - April 1934.
Hebden Bridge News & AdvertiserApril - December 1934; January 1942 - February 1943.
Hebden Bridge TimesJuly 1882 - December 2013.

Sowerby Bridge Library 

Sowerby Bridge Library
TitleDates covered
Sowerby Bridge Chronicle1883 - 1914.

Todmorden Library 

Todmorden Library
TitleDates covered
Todmorden Advertiser1878 - April 1934.
Todmorden and District News1889 - April 1934.
Todmorden Herald1900 - 1905; 1937 - August 1938.
Todmorden News and AdvertiserApril 1934 - December 2013.

Last Updated: 14/10/2014