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The Cambridge Chronicle was in production for over 172 years. Published every Friday, it ran from 30 October 1762 to 30 May 1934 when it became the Cambridge Independent Press and Chronicle.

It’s history is complex, as over the years it has been incorporated or amalgamated with numerous publications throughout the county, including the Cambridge Independent Press (1839–1981) and the Royston weekly News (1889–1910). From 1981 it has continued as the Cambridge Weekly News.

A valuable source of information, the papers are available on microfilm from 1762 to 1934 at Cambridge Central Library, Cambridge Record Office and Cambridge University Library. They are also held at the British Library. Original newspapers from 1770 to 1934 are available at the Cambridge Central Library and a complete set from 1762 to 1934 are held at the University Library.