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Newspaper AccountsMany of the following items have been found in the British Newspaper Archive, see the British Newspaper Archive home page for more details of this project including progress to date: a full list of titles published AND a list of additions in the last 30 days can be accessed from the 'Search by Newspaper' link: 'show all titles'.
The indexing used in searches relies on Optical Character Recognition (OCR), so is not perfect (I suspect worse for older publications, where the print may not be so clear), but never-the-less this is a very valuable resource.
The search facilities are good and it is also possible to filter by publication title, date, region, county, place and type. Searching is free, accessing the original article is chargeable (there is a range of subscriptions). If you subscribe to findmypast then you will be able to access the same newspaper archive - however the search facilities are better on the BNA website; searching there then viewing on findmypast works well.
Date coverage varies from title to title, the database includes entries from 1700-1999.
In 2015 a search showed over 200,000 matches for 'Brentford':
Other newspaper accounts are from the local archives held at Chiswick Library: thanks to the contributors of these items.
Examples of Brentford storiesAt the outset I had hoped to add a piece each month, but life caught up with me! However I will continue to add Brentford stories whenever time permits and the list below includes some examples of what has been added, use the links to get a fuller picture: often only one piece is recorded below but in practice there may be several others. Items on each page are in date order.
Published December 2011; last updated March 2017