Local Newspapers

Key:  Items in italics are available only on microfilm. > denotes that a newspaper has changed its name.
BR = Brecon Library; LLW = Llandrindod Wells Library; NEW = Newtown  Library; CAO = County Archives Office
Details of newspapers are taken from Newsplan: Report of the Newsplan Project in Wales, 1994.

The main repository for English provincial, Irish, Scottish and  Welsh newspapers is the British Library Newspaper Library, Colindale Avenue, London, NW9 5HE (020 7412 7353).  For Wales try also the NLW.  For Newspapers earlier than 1801: British Library, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG.

Alphabetical list

BRECON AND RADNOR EXPRESS AND CARMARTHEN GAZETTE (1889-1933)

  • LLW: 1889-1897, 1899-1933
  • CAO: 1899, 1904
  • BR: 1909-1933
  • > BRECON AND RADNOR EXPRESS AND COUNTY TIMES (1933-)
  • BR: 1933-1950, 1969-1970, 1987-date
  • LLW: 1933-1950, 1989-2010, 1995 - 2004
  • CAO: 1953

BRECON COUNTY TIMES (1866-1933)

[Originally Brecon County Times, Neath Gazette & General Advertiser, then Brecon & Radnor County Times, finally Brecon County Times]

  • BR: 1866-1896, 1898-1933

BRECON FREE PRESS AND GENERAL ADVERTISER

  • BR: 1883-1885
  • > BRECKNOCK BEACON AND GENERAL ADVERTISER
  • BR: 1885-1896

BRECON GAZETTE see RADNOR TIMES - BRECON GAZETTE


BRECON JOURNAL (1855-1868)

[Originally Brecon Journal & Charles Knight's Town & Country Newspaper, then Brecon Journal & Town & Country Newspaper, finally Brecon Journal & County Advertiser]

  • BR: 1855-1868


BRECON REPORTER AND SOUTH WALES GENERAL ADVERTISER (1863-1867)

  • BR: 1863-1867

CENTRAL WALES NEWS see RADNORSHIRE STANDARD

COUNTY TIMES AND EXPRESS see MONTGOMERYSHIRE COUNTY TIMES etc.

COUNTY TIMES AND GAZETTE (1969-)

  • CAO: 1969-1987

[This newspaper is the Brecon and Radnor edition of the County Times & Express, (q.v.)]


LLANDRINDOD WELLS GAZETTE see RADNORSHIRE STANDARD & LLANDRINDOD WELLS GAZETTE


MID WALES JOURNAL (1975-)

  • LLW: 1990-date


MONTGOMERYSHIRE COUNTY TIMES & SHREWSBURY & MID WALES ADVTR. (1893-1952)

  • NEW: 1893-1952
  • >COUNTY TIMES (1952-1969)
  • NEW: 1952-1969
  • > COUNTY TIMES AND EXPRESS (1969-)
  • NEW: 1969-, 1981-,

[N.B. The County Times & Gazette (q.v.) is the Brecon & Radnor edition of the County Times & Express]

 
MONTGOMERYSHIRE ECHO, LLANIDLOES AND MID-WALES GAZETTE

  • NEW: 1888-1889, 1891-1895
  • >MONTGOMERY AND RADNOR ECHO AND MID WALES GAZETTE
  • NEW: 1897-1912


MONTGOMERYSHIRE HERALD

  • NEW: 1835

MONTGOMERYSHIRE EXPRESS see NEWTOWN & WELSHPOOL EXPRESS etc

MONTGOMERYSHIRE MERCURY (1969)

  • NEW:1969 (Nos. 1-5, October)


NEWTOWN AND WELSHPOOL EXPRESS (1860-1876)
NEW: 1869-1876

  • > MONTGOMERYSHIRE EXPRESS (1877-1890)
  • NEW: 1877-1890> MONTGOMERY EXPRESS AND RADNOR TIMES (1890-1960)
  • NEW: 1891-1892, 1909-1950, [1893-1960]
  • LLW: 1959
  • CAO: 1950-1960
  • > MONTGOMERYSHIRE EXPRESS (1960-1969)
  • NEW: 1960-1969


NEWTOWN CRIER (1974-1979)

  • NEW: 1974-1979
  • > NEWTOWN CRIER AND MID WALES ADVERTISER (1980-1981)
  • NEW: 1980 (some dates only)


OSWESTRY AND BORDER COUNTIES ADVERTISER AND MONTGOMERYSHIRE MERCURY

  • NEW: 1906-1950


POWYS COUNTY TIMES see BRECON AND RADNOR EXPRESS & COUNTY TIMES

RADNOR EXPRESS (1898-1990)

  • LLW: 1911-1950
  • CAO: 1906, 1908, 1949-1970


RADNOR TIMES (1960 - 1961)

  • CAO: 1960-1961
  • > BRECON GAZETTE (1961-1963)
  • CAO: 1961-1963
  • > TIMES GAZETTE (1963-1968)
  • CAO: 1963-1968

[see also MONTGOMERY EXPRESS & RADNOR TIMES]


RADNORSHIRE STANDARD AND LLANDRINDOD WELLS GAZETTE
(1898-1901)

  • CAO: 1906, 1908
  • LLW: 1898-1901, 1899> CENTRAL WALES NEWS, RADNORSHIRE STANDARD & LLANDRINDOD WELLS GAZETTE (1901-1919)
  • LLW: 1901-1919
  • >MID WALES INDEPENDENT, CENTRAL WALES NEWS etc (1919-1921)
  • LLW: 1920-1921


 
SHROPSHIRE JOURNAL (MID WALES EDITION)

  • CAO: 1965-1966

SILURIAN, OR SOUTH WALES GENERAL ADVERTISER (1836-1853)

  • BR: 1838-1853 (some dates only)
  • > SILURIAN, CARDIFF, MERTHYR, & BRECON MERCURY, & SOUTH WALES GENERAL ADVERTISER (1853-1855)
  • BR: 1853-1855 (some dates only)


TIMES - GAZETTE see RADNOR TIMES AND BRECON GAZETTE

WELLINGTON JOURNAL AND SHREWSBURY NEWS (MID WALES EDITION)

  • CAO: 1922-1964
  • NEW: 1950-1964

 

The catalogue for all newspapers held by Powys County Archives Office can be view on the Miscellaneous Collections page (P/X/57)

     


Breconshire and Radnorshire

 

Brecon and Radnor Express and Carmarthen Gazette 1889-1933
Brecon and Radnor Express and County Times 1933-1950, 1969-1970, 1987-date
Brecon County Times 1866-1933
Brecon Free Press 1883-1896
Brecon Journal 1855-1868
Brecon Reporter and South Wales General Advertiser 1863-1867
Central Wales News, Radnorshire Standard and Llandrindod Wells Gazette 1901-1919
County Times and Gazette 1969-1987
Mid Wales Journal 1990-date
Mid Wales Independent, Central Wales News 1920-1921
Montgomery Express and Radnor Times 1891-1960
Radnor Express 1906, 1908, 1911-1970
Radnor Times 1959-1961
Radnor Times - Brecon Gazette 1961-1963
Radnorshire Standard and Llandrindod Wells Gazette 1898-1901
Shropshire Journal - Mid Wales Edition 1965
Silurian, or South Wales General Advertiser 1838-1853
Silurian, Cardiff, Merthyr & Brecon Mercury, etc. 1853-1855
Wellington Journal & Shrewsbury News 1922-1964

 

Montgomeryshire

 

County Times 1952-1969
County Times and Express 1969-date
Mid Wales Journal 1990-date
Montgomeryshire Echo 1888-1889, 1891-1895, 1897-1912
Montgomery Express and Radnor Times 1891-1960
Montgomeryshire County Times and Shrewsbury and Mid Wales Advertiser 1893-1952
Montgomeryshire Express 1877-1890
Montgomeryshire Express 1960-1969
Montgomeryshire Herald 1835
Montgomeryshire Mercury 1969
Newtown and Welshpool Express 1869-1876
Newtown Crier 1974-1979
Newtown Crier and Mid Wales Advertiser 1980
Oswestry and Border Counties Advertiser 1906-1950
Wellington Journal & Shrewsbury News 1923-1964

 

Breconshire and Radnorshire (by date)

 

1838-1853 Silurian, or South Wales General Advertiser
1853-1855 Silurian, Cardiff, Merthyr & Brecon Mercury, etc.
1855-1868 Brecon Journal
1863-1867 Brecon Reporter and South Wales General Advertiser
1866-1933 Brecon County Times
1883-1896 Brecon Free Press
1891-1960 Montgomery Express and Radnor Times
1889-1933 Brecon and Radnor Express and Carmarthen Gazette
1898-1901 Radnorshire Standard and Llandrindod Wells Gazette
1901-1919 Central Wales News, Radnorshire Standard and Llandrindod Wells Gazette
1906, 1908, 1911-1970 Radnor Express
1920-1921 Mid Wales Independent, Central Wales News
1922-1966 Wellington Journal & Shrewsbury News
1933-1950, 1969-1970, 1987-date Brecon and Radnor Express and County Times
1959-1961 Radnor Times
1961-1963 Radnor Times - Brecon Gazette
1965-1966 Shropshire Journal - Mid Wales Edition
1969-1987 County Times and Gazette
1990-date Mid Wales Journal

 

Montgomeryshire (by date)

 

1835 Montgomeryshire Herald
1869-1876 Newtown and Welshpool Express
1877-1890 Montgomeryshire Express
1888-1912 (with gaps) Montgomeryshire Echo
1891-1960 Montgomery Express and Radnor Times
1893-1952 Montgomeryshire County Times and Shrewsbury and Mid Wales Advertiser
1906-1950 Oswestry and Border Counties Advertiser
1922-1964 Wellington Journal & Shrewsbury News
1952-1969 County Times
1960-1969 Montgomeryshire Express
1969 Montgomeryshire Mercury
1969-date County Times and Express
1974-1979 Newtown Crier
1980 Newtown Crier and Mid Wales Advertiser
1989-date Mid Wales Journal
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