Newspaper Transcriptions

Transcirptions can be found on this website can be found by following these links:

The Montgomeryshire Express and Radnorshire Times
The Newtown and Welshpool Express

If you have any transcriptions you would like to donate to this site, please get in touch.

Other Sources of Newspapers

Welsh newspapers

The National Library of Wales is currently in the process of digitalising their Welsh newspaper collection.

My search tips:

– “text in quotations like this” (limit to a couple of words, due to allow for mistakes in optical recognition)
– trefeglwys AND ashton (this will return two words in the same article, note AND needs to be in capitals)
– narrow down to newspaper and year.

Note: the NLW digitalisation of newspapers is limited (especially by date range).

Access to newspapers of fiche, can be had at the following locations:
Newtown Library
Powys Archives

British Newspapers

The British Newspaper Archive (£)
19th century British Newspapers – if you live in Wales you can get access to this free via the NLW website. You need to register for a Reader’s Ticket (which can be done remotely) and login (listed under external resources). If you live outside Wales, there may be other means you can access the same database.


Sometimes it is worth researching international newspapers. ‘Trefeglwys’ rarely features but widen your search terms, e.g. Montgomeryshire, Llanidloes or a name where known. An international search can be useful for emigration. International digitalised newspaper collections:

Australia – Trove
New Zealand – Papers Past
USA: Library of Congress, Chronicling America
Google News Archive
Europeana Newspapers (£) (£) (most content from
Last Chance to Read (£) – includes The Police Journal and The Salopian Journal (has some Trefeglwys entries)

If you have any other suggestions to add to this page, please get in touch.

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