Here is some information about old Dover and Kentish Express newspapers:
Enquire of your local library for details of where yours are held, originals or on film.NEWSPAPERS:
Dover newspapers on film at Dover Reference Library, Dover Discovery Centre, Market Square, Dover, Kent, CT16 1PH (enclose sae for reply), telephone (01304) 204241 or: email@example.com
. Newspapers there (on film) (not indexed), include: Dover Express (started 1858), Dover Telegraph (started Nov 1833), Cinque Ports Herald for 1825-26,
a few other Dover papers (late 1800s, early 1900s), ie. Dover Chronicle, Dover Standard, Dove
r Times, Dover Observer, etc. Some of these papers include: Dover Chronicle 30 May 1840-Dec 1841, Dover Standard: 1901, 1910, 1914, 1919, 1925, 1927, 1930, part 1931; Dover Standard Kentish Advertiser & Colliery News for 1914 to 1919;
Dover Times 1905 to 1907, 1911 to 1914, Dover Observer 1896, 1898, 1899, 1902. When sending an enquiry, give as much detail as possible, certainly the date if you wish to find an event. If something is found in the newspapers, Dover Reference Library could no doubt supply a photocopy for a small charge.
Kentish Gazette newspapers are on film at Canterbury reference library, The Beaney Institute, 18 High Street Canterbury CT1 2JF, telephone (01227) 463608. I think at present (Jan 2010) the Beaney is undergoing renovation so don't know where they are at present.
Dover and Canterbury libraries can usually supply photocopies from their films.
Newspapers can also be consulted at the British Library of Newspapers:
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgHope this may help.
Newspapers are a fascinating source for history.