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Newspapers included both national and local news. The personal columns often included people from outside the immediate area and, especially for people who lived near the boundaries with other counties, it is worth looking in the newspapers for those counties.

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December 2004

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Norfolk Newspapers

Apart from newspapers covering all of Norfolk (such as the Eastern Daily Press, Eastern Evening News, Eastern Weekly Press, Norfolk Chronicle, Norfolk Daily Standard, Norfolk News, and Norfolk Weekly Standard), there were local newspapers for the following towns and their regions. For a full list and dates, search the British Library (Colindale) Newspaper Library catalogue via the link above.

TownsExamples of Newspapers
AylshamAylsham, Reepham and Foulsham Post
CromerCromer, Sheringham and District Weekly Press
DissDiss, Harleston, Bungay, Beccles and Eye Journal
Downham MarketDownham Market Gazette
East DerehamDereham and Fakenham Times
FakenhamFakenham Post
Great YarmouthYarmouth and Gorleston Times
HoltHolt, Melton Constable and Wells Post
HunstantonHunstanton News and County Press
King's LynnLynn Advertiser and West Norfolk Herald
North WalshamNorth Walsham Post and East Norfolk Standard
NorwichNorwich Advertiser
Norwich Gazette
Norwich Mercury
SwaffhamSwaffham Journal
ThetfordThetford and Watton Times
WellsWells Herald
WymondhamWymondham and Attleborough Express


Norfolk Newspapers

Euren, A. D.
History of Norwich Mercury.
The first provincial newspaper: a brief survey of the earliest Norwich newspapers, with facsimile reprints of the Norwich Mercury 1727-1728.
[Norwich, Norwich Mercury, 1924]
Fowler, E. and Payne, M.
The Norwich Post: its contemporaries and successors.
[Norwich, Norfolk News Co., 1951]
Goodwyn, Edwin Alvis
Selections from Norwich newspapers, 1760-1790.
[ISBN 0900227087, Ipswich: East Anglian Magazine Ltd, 1972]
Stedman, R.
Vox populi: the Norfolk newspaper press, 1760-1900.
[ISBN 0900592583, London, Library Association Thesis, 1971]

Lynn Advertiser

Simons, Janice
Marriage and Obituary Notices, extracted from The Lynn Advertiser and West Norfolk Herald.
[1848: ISBN 1873237049, King's Lynn, Norfolk, 1992]
[1851: ISBN 1873237065, King's Lynn, Norfolk, 1994]
Simons, Janice
Marriages and Obituary Notices, extracted from The Lynn Advertiser, Wisbech Constitutional Gazette, and Norfolk & Cambridgeshire Herald.
[1880: ISBN 1873237006, King's Lynn, Norfolk, 1990]
[1881: ISBN 1873237030, King's Lynn, Norfolk, 1991]
[1882: ISBN 1873237057, King's Lynn, Norfolk, 1992]
[1890: ISBN 1873237014, King's Lynn, Norfolk, 1991]
[1900: ISBN 1873237022, King's Lynn, Norfolk, 1991]

Transcribed Extracts

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