Local historical newspapers on microfilm

A number of historical local newspapers are available on microfilm at:

In addition to the microfilms:

  • Library volunteers have indexed the birth, marriage and death notices for the entire period of the Halifax Guardian’s existence, 1832 to 1921.
  • The Halifax Courier from 1914 to 1918 has been digitally scanned and can be accessed via From Weaver to Web: online visual archive of Calderdale history . An index for births, deaths and marriages for 1914 - 1918 is also available on Weaver to Web.
  • The Local Newspapers & Events Index, 1830s to 1950s is partly an index to articles in local newspapers covering the Calderdale area and partly an index to the dates of particular events. Its origins lie in a set of hand-written notebooks compiled by employees of the Halifax Courier and it has been converted to this format by Calderdale Libraries volunteers.

Local Studies, Central Library

Title Dates covered
Brighouse and Rastrick Chronicle January 1859 - 1 September 1861; July - December 1862; January - April, June - Nov 1863; January, March - September, November 1864.
Brighouse and Rastrick Gazette March 1874 - 1896; 1898 - January 1899.
Brighouse Echo July 1887 - December 2015.
Brighouse Free Press District News and Advertiser 1891 - 1941.
Brighouse News July 1870 - 1908; 1910 - 11; then included in Brighouse Echo.
Brighouse Observer 1912, 1914 - July 1915.
Clear Light June 1923 - July 1925.
Halifax and District Advertiser 1 September 1938 - 24 December 1941.
Halifax and District Labour News 27 March - 13 November 1909.
Halifax and Huddersfield Express and Weekly Advertiser February 1831 - December 1836; continued as Halifax Express etc.
Halifax Comet July 1893 - August 1904; formerly Halifax Opinion.
Halifax Commercial Chronicle July 1829 - December 1830.
Halifax Courier 1853 - April 1921; then included in Halifax Weekly Courier and Guardian.
Halifax Courier (weekly) June 2012 - December 2015
Halifax Daily Courier and Guardian May 1921 - December 1969.
Halifax Daily Guardian 1906 - April 1921; then included in Halifax Daily Courier and Guardian.
Halifax Evening Courier 1892 - 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 Huddersfield Halifax Express Jan 1837-Feb 1841. Formerly Huddersfield Express Halifax and Weekly Advertiser.
Halifax Guardian 1832 - April 1921; then included in Halifax Weekly Courier and Guardian.
Halifax Journal June 1801 - February 1811.
Halifax Local Opinion January - June 1893; continued as Halifax Comet.
Halifax Mercury May 1890 - January 1895.
Halifax Observer 18 January - 1 March 1862; August 1884 - December 1887.
Halifax Reformer August 1847 - June 1848.
Halifax Times August 1872 - September 1873; June 1889 - January 1895.
Halifax Weekly Courier and Guardian May 1921 - May 1967.
Hebden Bridge District News 1908 - 1909; 1912 - 1913; 1915 - 1918; 1920 - 1926; 1930 - 1931; 1933 - 1934; 1942 - February 1943.
Hebden Bridge Times July 1882 - March 1884; 1886 - 1887; 1889 - 1975; 1979; 1982 - October 2015.
Hebden Bridge Times and Todmorden News October 2015 - December 2015.
Northern Star 1838 - 1852.
Sowerby Bridge Chronicle 1883 - 1914.
Todmorden Advertiser 1862 - 1869; 1871 - 1896; 1898 - 1910; August 1912 - April 1934; then included in Todmorden News & Advertiser.
Todmorden and District News 1869 - 1882; 1884 - 1895; 1898 - April 1934; then included in Todmorden News & Advertiser.
Todmorden Echo March 1887 - September 1889.
Todmorden Herald April 1900 - 1911.
Todmorden News and Advertiser April 1934 - October 2015; formerly Todmorden Advertiser.
Todmorden Times June 1862 - January 1869.
Union Journal February 1759 - September 1760.
Voice of the West Riding 1833 - 1834.

 

Brighouse Library

Title Dates covered
Brighouse & Rastrick Chronicle January 1859 - September 1861; July 1862; January - April 1863; January - March and September - November 1864.
Brighouse Echo July 1887 - December 1949; April 1953 - December 2015.
Brighouse News December 1868 - December 1874; January 1875 - April 1878 (incomplete).

 

Hebden Bridge Library

Title Dates covered
Hebden Bridge District News January 1908 - April 1934.
Hebden Bridge News & Advertiser April - December 1934; January 1942 - February 1943.
Hebden Bridge Times July 1882 - October 2015.

 

Sowerby Bridge Library

Title Dates covered
Sowerby Bridge Chronicle 1883 - 1914.

 

Todmorden Library

Title Dates covered
Todmorden Advertiser 1878 - April 1934.
Todmorden and District News 1889 - April 1934.
Todmorden Herald 1900 - 1905; 1937 - August 1938.
Todmorden News and Advertiser April 1934 - October 2015.

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