Cosgrove Newspaper Reports 1780 - 1989
These newspaper articles come from public domain sources and have been compiled for easy reference in date order. They are by no means a comprehensive collection.
Croydon's Weekly Standard was established in 1859. The last issue under this name was on June 25th. 1887. It was replaced the following week, July 2nd 1887, by the first issue of The Bucks Standard.
The Wolverton Express specialised in detailed local “human interest” stories from Stony Stratford, Wolverton and nearby villages. The first issue of "The Wolverton Express" appeared Wednesday April 17th 1901, cost one penny. We have relied on microfiche transcription for the Wolverton Express early 20th century period, completed to the 1960s.
Long after we completed the work above, other Buckinghamshire newspapers were put on line, so the archive was revised yet again, to include the Buckingham Advertiser and Free Press, the Buckingham Express, the Bucks Advertiser and Aylesbury News, the Bucks Chronicle and Bucks Gazette, the Bucks Gazette and the Bucks Herald.
Where photographs are included, these are taken from contemporaneous newsprint images and are therefore of poorer quality than we would like. However, they give an impression of the period that cannot be had otherwise.We have omitted several “crime” articles where the parties were acquitted or where the subject material may distress living descendants.
Articles between 1960 and 1980 are from a private collection by Mrs Dorothy Warren, whose family donated the album in which she pasted them each week, and they are her personal selection. For instance, she didn’t like sport! We believe she used mainly the Wolverton Express, but did not specify whether the articles were from there or from the Northampton Mercury and Herald, which she also read.