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The content of Last Chance To Read includes a wide range of 18th and 19th Century newspapers with a mix of international, national, and local news items; supported with national and local advertisements.
Pricing varies but typically can be from £2 per newspaper (per document) or £1 per page upwards, with a minimum order of £5 per transaction. And of course some newspapers are completely Free to download
How to Search
Once you have opened your account you can use our document search to view those thumbnail sections pre-selected by us appearing in parts of the collection free of charge If you then want to access the entire page or document for personal use, after making payment you can download a watermarked image of the page or document to your computer
Payment currently can only be made through Paypal. By selecting the page or document you want to download, these will appear in your "shopping cart" and on payment being completed, they will be available for you to download to your computer.
We continue to add more material and now have over 3000 newspapers (over 15000 pages) online, selected from my ever growing collection of more than 22,000 newspapers, periodicals, and magazines.
The latest newspapers include copies of the : Newcastle Courant and Newcastle Journal, Lincoln Gazetter, early copies of the Leeds Mercury, London and County Journal, and Lloyds Evening Post
Halifax Free Press; Aberdeen Chronicle; Sheffield And Rotherham Independent; Figaro in London; Leicester and Nottingham Journal; Reynolds Political Instructor; Gloucester Herald; Northampton Mercury, further issues of the Hue and Cry and Police Gazette; Gore's General Advertiser; and Flindalls Western Luminary (including a list of subscribers to this Exeter newspaper)
Previous titles included Maidstone Journal ; The Penny Sunday Times; Paul Pry; The Town; Lincoln Gazetter; Popes Bath Chronicle; Colchester Gazette; Salisbury and Winchester Journal, The Salopian, Nottingham Journal, and you can download for free the Morning Post 1779 (featured in Flog it)
About Last Chance To Read
Last Chance To Read makes available a searchable collection of thousands of pages of scarce British and Irish newspapers and other publications, most of which were printed between the years 1710 and 1870.
The name "Last Chance To Read" was chosen to highlight the scarcity of the content. While many copies of each issue of a newspaper were printed, very few survive today, so few in fact we believe that some of the images on this website could be the last copies in existence of that issue.