19th Century British Library Newspapers
19th Century British Library Newspapers offers digitised versions of national, regional and local 19th century British newspapers. It includes 48 titles, totalling approximately 2.2 million pages, which reflect the social and political developments of the time. Special attention was paid to include newspapers that helped lead particular political or social movements such as Reform, Chartism, and Home Rule. The penny papers aimed at the working and clerical classes are also present in the collection. It includes three Welsh-language titles: Y Genedl, Goleuad and Baner Cymru. It also includes the Western Mail from 1 May 1869 – 31 Dec 1900. This was the period when Barry Docks was built and you can read the original reporting from the Western Mail’s campaign against it.