Classified! Advertising in Local Newspapers in the 18th and 19th Centuries

West Bridgford Library, Nottingham

Venue West Bridgford Library
The advertisement section of the Beeston Echo newspaper from the 19th century

Advertising is all around us nowadays, but it hasn’t always been like this.

In this talk, local historian Robert Mee will look at just one aspect of early advertising – local newspapers from the 18th and 19th centuries, focussing on Nottinghamshire and  Derbyshire. Along the way, we will also discover some surprising facts about our local area in the past.

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