Teesdale Mercury Archive

Case Studies

The Teesdale Mercury Archive is a rich source of local history.  On this page you will find examples of how the old editions of the newspaper were able to provide specific pieces of information, resulting in a story which might otherwise not have been told. 

Remember, these are only examples of what is possible – what might YOU discover today?

If you have an interesting story based on the archives of the Teesdale Mercury we would be delighted to publish it on this page as a case study.  You can get in touch with us via the Contact Us link on the main menu bar.

The following studies will appear here soon:

CASE 1The rebuilding of Middleton-in-Teesdale Parish Church

CASE 2The 1862 North Riding By-election – a study of voting behaviour among farmer tenants of candidate Frederick Millbank