Archive Newspapers of Cumbria

The British Library Newspaper Archive Website gives access to over 26 million fully searchable pages, featuring more than 700 newspaper titles from every part of the UK and Ireland.

The BNA currently contains 22 papers which cover present-day Cumbria.  Each paper has a link to the required entry in the BNA database, which then makes all pages available.  From here a detailed search facility is offered to allow searching for specific material. For details of availability, click here. For tips on Searching, click here.

But NOTE - the user is required to register. It's free to search but to view the orignals, you'll need a subscription.

We are still building the links below, so please bear with us


Carlisle Express and Examiner

Carlisle Journal

Carlisle Patriot

Cumberland and Westmorland Advertiser and Penrith Literary Chronicle

Cumberland Pacquet and Ware's Whitehaven Advertiser

Cumberland and Westmorland Herald

English Lakes Visitor

Maryport Advertiser

Millom Gazette

Penrith Observer

West Cumberland Times

Whitehaven News

Wigton Advertiser

Workington Star


Westmorland Advertiser and Kendal Chronicle

Lakes Herald

Westmorland Gazette

Lakes Chronicle and Reporter

Kendal Mercury


Lancashire Evening Post

Soulby's Ulverston Advertiser and General Intelligencer

Ulverston Mirror and Firness Reflector