Local historical newspapers on microfilm

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

In addition to the microfilms:

Central Reference library

Central Reference 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

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

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

Sowerby Bridge Library
Title Dates covered
Sowerby Bridge Chronicle 1883 - 1914.

 

Todmorden Library

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.