Look back into the Island's past

Since 1884 the County Press has brought the news to Islanders.


Articles can be found by a keyword and date search or by browsing issues. To look through an edition of the paper, without performing a search, choose the Browse option at the top of this screen. Select the year you would like to view and allow the page to refresh, bringing up the issues from that year. You can then select a month you are interested in.


Searches are free but you must register and pay to view pages.


If you are experiencing problems loading pages in the viewer, you can now open them directly as a pdf. Use the green tab to open the sidebar and click the link at the top.


For the best experience using the archive, we recommend using Google Chrome. If you encounter an error with any pages, please clear your cache and try again. If the problem persists, please contact us with details on which page is causing the issue.

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To start using the County Press Archive, please click here to Register