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The British Deaf News – a brief overview

By H Dominic W Stiles, on 9 November 2012

In a post last year we tried to explain some of the journals that the Rev. Gilby was involved in. The changing titles of the manifestations of what is now British Deaf News can be confusing. The following diagram of the origins of the British Deaf News is based on the illustration on page 130 of A Beginner’s Introduction to Deaf History, edited by Raymond Lee, and helps us to understand those changes.

Deaf and Dumb Times                                Bolton, Bury, Rochdale District Society
(1889-91)                                                              Quarterly News (1905-8)
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Deaf Chronicle (1891-2)                                 Quarterly News  (1908-9)
|                                                                                               |
|                                                                                               |
British Deaf Mute                                             Deaf Quarterly News [Bolton] (1909-15)
and British Deaf Mute Chronicle (1892-5)                  |
|                                                                                             |
British Deaf Monthly (1896-1903)                   Deaf Quarterly News (1915-50)
|                                                                                           |
|                                                                                           |
British Deaf Times (1903-54)                              Deaf News (1950-4)
|                                                                                           |
The British Deaf News (1955-2003)
Sign Matters (2003-8)
British Deaf News (2008-

And this is what the office looked like at some point perhaps circa 1910-20, in a photo perhaps by one of the Deaf photographers we have talked about before, Brooks, Veysey or Hallett.



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