Illustrated by seventeen images from the British Library's unrivalled collections of British newspapers, this new webpage details almost two hundred key dates in the history of British newspaper publishing and the newspaper industry.
These range from the publication on 2nd December 1620 in Amsterdam of the first coranto in the English language, to the award by the Heritage Lottery Fund in March 1999 of the largest preservation grant ever made in the UK which was given to NEWSPLAN to fund the preservation microfilming of local newspapers.
Further information about the services and collections provided by the British Library Newspaper Library can be found at its suite of webpages at:
Dr Christopher Skelton-Foord
Reading Rooms & Information Services Manager
The British Library
London NW9 5HE
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