Teesdale Mercury Archive

5th February 2016 - Extended archive to 2005 now live!

The Archive Team have completed the upload of new data and users may now search all issues of the Teesdale Mercury from July 1855 to December 2005.  Searches and viewing of articles continue to be free of charge to users but please consider providing a small donation to keep the site running (see' How to Donate' below).

This online archive and website forms the central resource of the Teesdale Mercury Access Project (TMAP), a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers. The Teesdale Mercury is one of the few remaining independent local newspapers in England.  It has been published in Barnard Castle (in the heart of Teesdale, County Durham) since July 1855.

The archive has been developed by converting approximately 66,000 pages of the Teesdale Mercury into searchable images. These images digitally preserve every page of the newspaper from its first issue in July 1855 until December 2005.  The page images may be simply browsed or the page text of the complete archive can be searched for words or phrases.


 DONATIONS - please help to keep this site online

The site is free to use but TMAP depends on donations from the site users to cover its on-going costs of about £800 pa – please help! 

 Find-out how to donate.

Acknowledgement (Nov. 2015).  Many thanks to those who have donated but not supplied a contact address.  Please be assured that your donation is much appreciated.

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We would be delighted to hear the results of your researches using the Teesdale Mercury Archive.  Did you discover a long-lost relative, find an unexpected report, or a series of accounts which together tell a story that might otherwise not have been told?

Send us a report detailing what you were searching for and why, how you went about the search, and what exciting facts you discovered.  Your account may be of any length, with or without illustrations. We will add the best accounts to the TMA webpage for others to see.

Send your account as an email or as an email attachment to info@teesdalemercuryarchive.org.uk

Our volunteers look forward to reading of your experiences.