Sowerby Bridge Chronicle

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 04:02 pm

This was a local newspaper that was published from 1883 to 1914 in Sowerby Bridge. Sowerby Bridge is a town near Halifax, Yorkshire, UK.

I’ve got scans of the newspaper (from the British Library) for the years 1896 to 1904 and am in the process of extracting the names of people from the Calderdale area (around Halifax and west to the border with Lancashire) who are mentioned in it.

The Sowerby Bridge Chronicle was published by William Ackroyd each Friday and had four pages. Generally, the front page had local and national adverts plus local announcements, page two had the national and international news, page three was a women’s page (household hints and a serialised story) while the back page had the local news (at least for the years 1896 to 1904).

Although the local news concentrates on Sowerby Bridge, people from other parts of the Calderdale area are mentioned, particularly Ripponden, Mill Bank, Triangle, Sowerby, Warley, Friendly, Luddenden Foot and Norland.

Good hunting
Roger Beasley

Back page local stories for 1898*NEW*

Back page local stories for 1899

Back page local stories for 1900

Back page local stories for 1901

Local people on the front pages 1899 to 1901

Local people on pages two and three, 1899 to 1901

Browse the whole paper 1899 to 1901

Back page local stories for 1902

Back page local stories for 1903

Back page local stories for 1904

Local people on the front pages 1902 to 1904

Local people on pages two and three, 1902 to 1904

Browse the whole paper 1902 to 1904

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