Wigan Observer and The British Newspaper Archive

Started by: jim.orrell (12)

I wasn't sure where to post this, so I've also posted it on the "Wigan Family & Local History Society" section.

I suppose many of you will have heard of The British Newspaper Archive.
I've been waiting to see the Wigan Observer archived but it is still not scheduled yet.

It seems that they have a voting system for what is done next.

If you want to add your vote, just free register:
You are allowed 10 votes, max 3 per newspaper.

These links take you to the relevant pages.

If you know of any other titles for the Wigan area, you could add them too.

You do need a subscription to view them, a little expensive in my mind, but as with all these subscription things probably cheap if you consider travel costs and time it would otherwise take.

BUT, if you have access to a FindMyPast subscription it is included, not sure if there is a delay or displayed differently.

Jim Orrell

Started: 22nd Jan 2015 at 11:13

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4618) 

good luck with that Jim,and welcome to wiganworld.

Replied: 22nd Jan 2015 at 13:18

Posted by: tonker (23935) 

Your choice:
12 Month
Package expires on: January 22, 2016
Total to pay today: £79.95

£79.95? ...... Forget It!

Replied: 22nd Jan 2015 at 22:47

Posted by: kathpressey (5328) 

that's good to know jim. I recently went to the Wigan museum to trawl through old Observers and want to go again. it would be so much easier to have it online for those of us far away.

Replied: 23rd Jan 2015 at 08:48

Posted by: jim.orrell (12)

Tonker, yes I agree, quite expensive for the odd lookup, but don't forget if you know someone with a FindMyPast subscription I'm sure you could look over their shoulder.

N.B. You can still place a vote for free.

Replied: 23rd Jan 2015 at 10:37
Last edited by jim.orrell: 23rd Jan 2015 at 10:38:05

Posted by: MarieM (5563)

Jim, have you had a look on the Wallgate thread on People. There are two Wallgate threads actually. Priceless.

Replied: 27th Jan 2015 at 20:39

Posted by: jim.orrell (12)

at April 2020 Wigan Observer is online and searchable (not the best OCR) to around 1918.

You can still go to (see original post fordetails)

and place your vote, for free, and for more years!

Replied: 28th Apr 2020 at 20:35


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