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-
Please use microfilm copies when available
Please note that most hard copy newspapers are loose and/or incomplete, please check detailed list for further details
|Abergele & Pensarn Visitor||July 1869-1903
|Adam’s Weekly (later Chester Courant)||1733-1793|
|Baner Ac Amserau Cymru (later Y Faner)||1857-1877
|Border Counties Advertiser (Oswestry)||1890
|Caernarvon and Denbigh Herald (formerly Caernarfon Herald)||1831-1882||1883-1884
|Cefn Chronicle||1935-1944 (Bound)
|Cheshire Observer (later Chester Observer)||1780-1783
|Chester Chronicle (Flint and Denbigh edition, later Clwyd)||1943-1982|
|Chester Courant (formerly Adam’s Weekly Courant)||1733-1793||1775
|Colwyn Bay Weekly News (became North Wales Weekly News)||1889-1970
|County Herald||9 May 1890
22 Mar 1894
|Cymro (Liverpool)||Mai 1890-Mai 1896|
|Cymro (Oswestry)||Rhagfyr 1932-Rhagfyr 1938|
|Denbighshire and Flintshire Telegraph||1865-1866|
|Denbighshire Free Press (Denbigh)||1882-1950
(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|
|Herald Cymraeg||Ionawr 1895|
|Liverpool Weekly Mercury||1895|
|1873-1874 (Unfit for production)
1876 (Unfit for production)
1879-1919 (Unfit for production)
|Llangollen: Tuesday Review||1946-1967|
|North Wales Chronicle||1830
|North Wales Coast Express||Jan 1968-Oct 1968|
|North Wales Guardian||1885-1889
|North Wales Pioneer (formerly Colwyn Bay and Welsh Coast Pioneer)||1902
|North Wales Times (Denbigh)||1895-1950||1913 (unfit for production)
1919 (unfit for production)
|North Wales Weekly News (formerly Colwyn Bay Weekly News)||1889-1970
|Papurau Bro||See list|
1943-1945 (Unfit for production)
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|
|Seren Y (North Wales Star)||Rhagfyr 1968-Awst 1969
Medi 1969-Rhagfyr 1969
|St Asaph Visitor||1980-1983|
|Tuesday Review (see L for Llangollen)|
|Vale Advertiser (became Your Advertiser Jun-Sep 2008, then became The Denbighshire Visitor)||1990-2010|
|Welsh Coast Pioneer||1902
|Wrexham and Denbigh Weekly Advertiser||1854-1855|
|Wrexham Advertiser and Star||1954-1958|
|Wrexham (and North Wales) Guardian||1869-1884|
What language were the records written?
Most of the newspapers 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.