Richard Tisdale

I am a BBC producer and journalist working in news and current affairs with a passion for history and science.

In this blog I will be finding the most interesting tales from the British Newspaper Archive which covers the 17th – 20th Century. They are an extraordinary record of the past and the stories within them are fascinating and often sensationalist, biased, amusing, sad, and most definitely surprising . I’ll be trawling the papers and piecing together the stories of people that I find and telling them here. Many of these stories I have told on BBC Radio Shropshire.

If you have any questions or want to contact me get in touch Here.

There’s also a podcast to accompany the blog NEWS FROM THE PAST PODCAST. Please take a listen.