The Surrey Comet
The Surrey Comet has been the main newspaper for Kingston since 1854. We hold a complete collection, up to date. The original bound volumes from 1854 to 1998 are held in our off-site store, but we have microfilm copies for viewing in the History Centre. Bound volumes since 1999 are held at the History Centre.
Issues from 1854 to 1910 are available online.
There have been several newspapers covering the area, some of which have lasted longer than others. Below is a list of those held by Kingston History Centre.
|Title||Dates Covered||Hard copy||Microfilm||On-site||Off-site store|
|Surrey Comet||1854-1998||Y||Y||m/film||Hard copy|
|Kingston and Malden Borough News||1963-1980||Y||N||Y||N|
|Kingston and Surbiton News||1882-1899||Y||N||Y||N|
|Kingston, Surbiton and New Malden Times||1994-1999||N||Y||m/film||N|
|Local Illustrated News||1922-1924||Y||N||N||Y|
|Malden and Coombe Times||1937||Y||N||N||Y|
|Surrey Daily Post||1913||Y||N||N||Y|
|Wimbledon Borough News||1949-1953||Y||N||N||Y|
Only those marked as being on site can be viewed without an appointment. Those held in our off-site store need to be ordered in advance. You can make an appointmen to view these by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The British Library holds a number of newspapers that are not held by the History Centre. These include the Informer, Kingston and District Free Press, Kingston and District Observer, Kingston and Surbiton Guardian, Malden Local Guide and District Advertiser, Malden News and North Surrey Standard, Surrey County Courier, and Tolworth and Ewell Times.