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Illustrated London News

Local and family history A-Z
  • Vintage cameraThe 'Illustrated London News' began in 1842 and was the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper. It was founded by Herbert Ingram, a Nottinghamshire bookseller and printer
  • The newspaper gives an illustrated record of British and world events
  • You can read the 'Illustrated London News' on microfilm from 1842-1993 at Bedford Central Library
  • You can find contents lists and view many digitised pages at an unofficial Illustrated London News web site. You can also search on the site for mentions of places and other keywords
  • You can find out more about the 'Illustrated London News' and see digitised images from the paper at the ILN Archive held on Mary Evans Picture Library web site

Page last updated: 3rd July 2020