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Buckinghamshire History Fair

Saturday 17th is our History Fair, a day of talks and exhibitions about the history of Buckinghamshire. This is the event for you if you are curious about local history. The Fair takes over both Local Studies and the Archives Searchroom, so we will be closed for research on the day.

Local newspapers in Buckinghamshire

The following table shows the main local newspapers for Buckinghamshire. A full list of local newspapers for Buckinghamshire is available to download.

 Newspaper Dates of publication Coverage area Holdings Where held
Bucks Gazette 1820-1849 Countywide Bound copies, 1820-1828
Microfilms, 1829- 1849
CBS Local Studies
Buckingham & Winslow Advertiser 1853 - date Buckingham, Bicester, Brackley, Towcester, Winslow Microfilms, 1853 - date Buckingham Library

Bucks Examiner

1889-date Amersham, Beaconsfield, Bovingdon, Chalfont St Peter, Chesham Microfilms, 1889-date Chesham Library

Bucks Free Press

 1856-date High Wycombe, Marlow, Princes Risborough 

Microfilms, 1856-date (Wycombe)

Microfilms, 1856-1987 (CBS)

Wycombe Reference Library

CBS Local Studies

Bucks Herald 1832-date Aylesbury, Princes Risborough, Thame, Tring, Wendover Microfilms, 1832-date CBS Local Studies
Buckinghamshire Advertiser 1853-date Amersham, Beaconsfield, Chesham, Gerrards Cross Microfilms, 1853-date CBS Local Studies

Bucks Standard

1856-1986 Newport Pagnell

Microfilms, 1859-1955 (MK)

Bound copies, 1956-1986 (Wolverton)

Central Milton Keynes Library

Wolverton Library

Bucks Herald online

Access to historic editions of the Bucks Herald is available online through the Buckinghamshire Libraries subscription to the British Library’s ‘19th Century Newspapers’ service.

Addresses of out-of-county libraries holding Buckinghamshire and other newspapers:

  • Bletchley Library, Westfield Road, Bletchley, MK2 2RA (Tel: 01908 372797)
  • Maidenhead Library, St Ives Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1QU (Tel: 01628 796968)
  • Milton Keynes Reference Library, 555 Silbury Boulevard, Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3HL (Tel: 01908 835010)
  • Slough Library, High Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1EA (Tel: 01753 535166)
  • Wolverton Library, Town Hall, Creed Street, Wolverton, MK12 5LY (Tel: 01908 312812)

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