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Durham County Record Office: the official archive service for County Durham and Darlington

Newspapers

Information about local newspapers in Durham County Record Office and elsewhere.

Local weekly newspapers held here

All newspapers are on microfilm and to see them you need to make an appointment and book a microfilm reader.

TitleCovering datesMicrofilm reference
Auckland Chronicle1868-1970M61/1-155
Auckland Chronicle - Aycliffe edition1964-1970 M61/217-227
Auckland Mercury1875-1878M71/1-3
Auckland Times1862-1910M60/1-18
Bishop Auckland Herald1854-1856M56/1
Blaydon Courier1947-1963 M75/1-10
Consett Chronicle1923-1969 M61/53-77, 103-106, 115-215
Consett Guardian1937-1970 M72/1-23, M61/213-217
Durham Advertiser1814-1985 M1/1-156
Durham Chronicle1820-1970M57/1-117
Peterlee Chronicle1969-1970M57/151-153
Seaham Weekly News1938-1969M57/118-151
South Durham & Cleveland Mercury1870-1906M73/1-26
South Durham Herald1868 M63/1
Spennymoor Times1875-1878 M61/1-3
Stanley News1914-1970 M61/33-90, 102-185
Washington Chronicle1968-1970M57/112-118

See our online Westminster Press catalogue for full details of these newspapers. 

Local newspapers held elsewhere

We don't hold daily newspapers in the Record Office. There are copies of daily and weekly local newspapers in the following libraries:

Local newspapers online

Durham Chronicle on The British Library's British Newspaper Archive website (free to search, subscribe to view).

Durham County Advertiser on The British Library's British Newspaper Archive website (free to search, subscribe to view).

Teesdale Mercury from 1855 to 2005 on the Teesdale Mercury Archive website (free access).