Newspapers

Local newspapers are packed with information about the community. They can include contemporary news reports, commentary and debates, business advertisements, letters to the editor, obituaries, notices of birth and marriage and more.

What records can I find at Denbighshire Archives?

Denbighshire Archives holds a number of newspaper titles although they are rarely complete.

We hold the following titles-

Newspaper Index Microfilm
Please use microfilm copies when available
Hard copy
Please note that most hard copy newspapers are loose and/or incomplete, please check detailed list for further details
A
Abergele & Pensarn Visitor July 1869-1903
1909-1920
1942-1943
1947
1970-1971
1973
Adam’s Weekly (later Chester Courant) 1733-1793
Adsain Yr 1910-1945
B
Baner Ac Amserau Cymru (later Y Faner) 1857-1877
1886-1890 (incomplete)
1862-1921
1969
Bedol Y 1977-1981
1985-1993
1977-2009
Border Counties Advertiser (Oswestry) 1890
1894
1906
1911-1912
1914-1915
1907-1908 (bound)
C
Caernarvon and Denbigh Herald (formerly Caernarfon Herald) 1831-1882 1883-1884
1887-1889
1891
Cefn Chronicle 1935-1944 (Bound)
1945-1947
1950
1959 (Bound)
Cheshire Observer (later Chester Observer) 1780-1783
1788-1789
Chester Chronicle (Flint and Denbigh edition, later Clwyd) 1943-1982
Chester Courant (formerly Adam’s Weekly Courant) 1733-1793 1775
1780-1789
Clawdd, Y 1987-1989
Colwyn Bay Weekly News (became North Wales Weekly News) 1889-1970
1981
Corwen Times 1955-1957
1964
1968
1973-1975
1980
1982-1983
1992-2009
County Herald 9 May 1890
22 Mar 1894
Chronicle Tanat 1980-1990
1992-1996
Cyfnod Y 1963
1969
1973
1977
(all bound)
Cymro (Liverpool) Mai 1890-Mai 1896
Cymro (Oswestry) Rhagfyr 1932-Rhagfyr 1938
D
Denbighshire and Flintshire Telegraph 1865-1866
Denbighshire Express 1967-1968
Denbighshire Free Press (Denbigh) 1882-1950
1996
1951-1979
1981-1995
1997-2005
(Please note that some of these issues are not to be produced due to fragile condition)
Denbighshire Visitor See Vale Advertiser
Dinesydd Y (Lerpwl) Medi 1889-Mehefin 1890
Gorffennaf 1895-Medi 1895
Dywysogaeth Y 17 Rhagfyr 1880
G
Gadlas Y 1976-2009
Glannau, Y 1982-1987
2003-2004
Glyn News 1983-2009
H
Herald Cymraeg Ionawr 1895
L
Liverpool Weekly Mercury 1895
Llangollen Advertiser 1869-1886
1889-1896
1873-1874 (Unfit for production)
1876 (Unfit for production)
1879-1919 (Unfit for production)
Llangollen: Tuesday Review 1946-1967
M
Merioneth Express 1968
1974
1977-1978
1981
N
Nene, Y 1978
1981
1983-1996
North Wales Chronicle 1830
1853-1890 (incomplete)
North Wales Coast Express Jan 1968-Oct 1968
North Wales Guardian 1885-1889
1891
1894
1903-1904
1906
1910-1913
1915-1917
North Wales Pioneer (formerly Colwyn Bay and Welsh Coast Pioneer) 1902
1904-1906
1908
1911-1912
1914
1916
1920
North Wales Times (Denbigh) 1895-1950 1913 (unfit for production)
1919 (unfit for production)
1923
North Wales Weekly News (formerly Colwyn Bay Weekly News) 1889-1970
1981
O    
Odyn, Yr 1980
1982-1995
P    
Papurau Bro See list
R
Rhos Herald 1894-1909 1934
1937-1938
1942
1943-1945 (Unfit for production)
1946-1947
1948 (Unfit for production)
Rhyl, Prestatyn and Abergele Journal Jan-Aug 1995
Jan-Jun 1996 (2 issues missing)
Jul-Dec 1996 (4 issues missing)
Rhyl and Prestatyn Visitor 1995-1996 Mar-Dec 1983
Ruthin and Denbigh Evening Leader 6 Oct 2008-31 Dec 2008
S
Seren Y (North Wales Star) Rhagfyr 1968-Awst 1969
Medi 1969-Rhagfyr 1969
St Asaph Visitor 1980-1983
T
Tuesday Review (see L for Llangollen)
V
Vale Advertiser (became Your Advertiser Jun-Sep 2008, then became The Denbighshire Visitor) 1990-2010
W
Wrexhamite 1855-1856
Welsh Coast Pioneer 1902
1904-1906
1908
1911-1912
1914
1916
Wrexham Advertiser 1856-1880 1850-1851
Wrexham and Denbigh Weekly Advertiser 1854-1855
Wrexham Advertiser and Star 1954-1958
Wrexham Albion 1854
Wrexham Leader 1940-1945 1947-1986
1988-1993
1995-1997
Wrexham Registrar 1848-1849
Wrexham Telegraph 1857-1864
Wrexham (and North Wales) Guardian 1869-1884
Y    
Ysgub, Yr 1980-1987

What language were the records written?

Most of the newspaper we hold are in English, but we do hold a number of Welsh-language local publications such as local magazines and Y Baner.

It is our policy to catalogue records in the language they were originally written.

How can I access these records?

Newspapers are either available in hardcopy or on microfilm. To view a hardcopy newspaper book a place in the searchroom today.

If you want to view newspapers available on microfilm, you will need to book a microfilm reader.

There are no restrictions on accessing records except where the item is too fragile to view. If this is the case, you will see NOT TO BE PRODUCED in the catalogue entry.

What records can I find in other archives and organisations?

The National Library of Wales

The National Library of Wales provides online access to Welsh newspapers online free of charge. Welsh Newspapers Online currently lets you search and access over 1,100,000 pages from nearly 120 newspaper publications generally up to 1910. This includes The Denbighshire Free Press (1882-1910; 1914-1919) and The Colwyn Bay and North Wales Weekly News (1892; 1894-1907)

The British Library

The British Library provides online access to over 6 million fully searchable newspaper pages, featuring more than 200 newspaper titles from every part of the UK and Ireland.