Clitheroe Advertiser and Times Archive


The work to restore the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times in now in its final phase and the last batch of volumes is with the Bookbinder Peter Doyle. Inevitably there has been change to some of the work originally envisaged but the project remains within budget albeit ‘slightly’ over time. Come the end of the year this invaluable printed resource will be continuing to be available for historic research by the Society and members of the public (by appointment) for many years to come. The Society remains indebted to the generous grant from the Bowland Trust without which this important conservation exercise would simply not have been possible.

The Clitheroe Advertiser & Times editions from 1888 and run up to 1975 have been digitised. We are currently in the process of making them available online.

Here's the first volumes from December 1888 to December 1894.

They are stored on Google Drive

Click here to view the pdf files online.

Some Notes to Help with Viewing and Researching

These are large files and we wouldn't recommend viewing them on a slow connection or on a mobile.

Initially you'll see a list of years. Click on the folder icon to open it to see what's inside.

In grid view each edition will show the first page in low resolution. Scroll down to see all the editions available.

Once you find the year and date you want to read, click on it to open the pages. You can zoom in and out by using the "-" and "+" keys on your keyboard or in the floating menu bar at the bottom.

At the top right are print and download buttons and in the option menu is a find button. Type key words in the find window to do a page search. The pdf has optical character recognition but it's not perfect as the text is, in places, so fine, faded or heavily distorted but give it a go and let us know how you get on.

To move from edition to edition you can use the chevrons left and right of the page (your keyboards arrows work as well) or you can go back to a scrolling list of the front pages by clicking the arrow top left.