I was recently delighted to receive a copy of The Times Newspaper dated Saturday January 19th 1889 from a company called Historic Newspapers.
Historic Newspaper is an internet company who specialise in finding newspapers for occasions or special dates. All you need to do is give them the date you wish to buy a newspaper for ie a 50th birthday date or even a historic date or particular place you'd like to know about and they will set about matching up their findings with your needs from their original newspaper archives..
In the newspaper I recieved was this original account of the Colliery explosion in Hyde.
Sorry about the quality - blame my scanner !!
They make great unusual gifts for special occasions.
Their website is as follows if anyone is interested in taking a look at them..
The blue plaque in memory of 23 men and boys killed and five seriously injured in the
underground explosion on Friday, 18 January 1889.