On this day January 20, 1871
The Morning Advertiser began publication in London in 1794 as The Publican's Morning Advertiser, a daily newspaper intended to popularise the Society of Licensed Victuallers. It contained news about pubs and their landlords, breweries, and Society information.
The Society of Licensed Victuallers was a charitable one, designed to benefit both pub owners and its members. It would supply funds to those in need from a kitty filled by an annual subscription fee from those who could afford to pay it. In keeping with the Society’s interests, the Morning Advertiser did not align itself with a political party, instead focusing on pub and brewery trade interests.
This paper is the oldest continuously produced newspaper in the United Kingdom and is still being published today.
For this newspaper, we have the following titles in, or planned for, our digital archive:
- 1804–72 Morning Advertiser (London, England : 1801)
This newspaper is published by an unknown publisher in London, London, England. It was digitised and first made available on the British Newspaper Archive in Sep 19, 2015. The latest issues were added in Apr 29, 2016.