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History of Wigan   (Help with ancient and recent history.)

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.
http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/
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:
https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/account/register
You are allowed 10 votes, max 3 per newspaper.

These links take you to the relevant pages.
http://help-and-advice.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/forums/243704-newspapers-we-should-add-next

http://help-and-advice.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/forums/243704-newspapers-we-should-add-next/suggestions/6405904-wigan-observer

http://help-and-advice.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/forums/243704-newspapers-we-should-add-next/suggestions/5953227-newspapers-from-the-st-helens-warrington-wigan

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.

Cheers
Jim Orrell

Replied: 22nd Jan 2015 at 11:13

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