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#287249 - 27th Jan 2009 11:04pm Old Newspapers
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anyone found any old papers? got one from under a bath the other day. wallasey News from 1976. will scan it in and show tomorrow. one feature is leasowe baths opening and there are lots of classic cars for Sale quite cheap. want a tardis for my birthday

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#287253 - 27th Jan 2009 11:10pm Re: Old Newspapers [Re: rentaclown100]
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I seen 1 in the archives on Mon which was dated 1895,the Birkenhead News.I don`t know how far back they go.

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#287257 - 27th Jan 2009 11:14pm Re: Old Newspapers [Re: Dava2479]
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think this paper was left to be found at some point. also have ancient ciggy packets and a really old tube of shaving cream. will post pics hoping someone might date them (and i dont mean someone taking them out for a meal)
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#287261 - 27th Jan 2009 11:21pm Re: Old Newspapers [Re: rentaclown100]
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Lol,yeah will be good to see mate.

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#287324 - 28th Jan 2009 12:41pm Re: Old Newspapers [Re: Dava2479]
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When I was putting a pond in the garden a couple of years ago I found old newpapers 'preserved' in the clay from the 50's.
Obviously, they were a bit fragile but you could read what was left of them. There are some in my folk's loft from WW2 era, they were there when they moved in (1987). Loads of hand written school books and text books as well from the same period.
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#287700 - 29th Jan 2009 4:22pm Re: Old Newspapers [Re: DavidB]
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I remember a competition in the local newspaper where you had to find the "Wirral Squirrel"!!

...and I recall when the free paper wasn't actually...free. It was 10p!

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#287746 - 29th Jan 2009 8:28pm Re: Old Newspapers [Re: ]
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his name was syril the squirreli fink

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#287752 - 29th Jan 2009 8:37pm Re: Old Newspapers [Re: sonyj]
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dont think the squirrel thing was that long ago was it ??

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#307057 - 5th Apr 2009 8:55pm Re: Old Newspapers [Re: DavidB]
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Would there be any photos or articles re fire stations, fires etc from the WW2 papers please.
Thanks, Derby

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#307061 - 5th Apr 2009 9:06pm Re: Old Newspapers [Re: Derby]
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seen a few in the archives about brassey street and Laird st mate
will check when i go down there for ya! have some about bidston as well!
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#307065 - 5th Apr 2009 9:15pm Re: Old Newspapers [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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That would be fabulous, thank you. My grandparents used to live on Brassey Street.

Derby

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#307074 - 5th Apr 2009 9:33pm Re: Old Newspapers [Re: Derby]
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will take a look for ya kid!
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#307098 - 5th Apr 2009 11:24pm Re: Old Newspapers [Re: rentaclown100]
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Originally Posted By: rentaclown100
think this paper was left to be found at some point. also have ancient ciggy packets and a really old tube of shaving cream. will post pics hoping someone might date them


BUMP!

Get your arse into gear clown!

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#307106 - 5th Apr 2009 11:42pm Re: Old Newspapers [Re: Derby]
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Originally Posted By: Derby
Would there be any photos or articles re fire stations, fires etc from the WW2 papers please.
Thanks, Derby



I will have a look for you tmw as I am currently catologuing all the WW11 local papers at the mo for the archives,but bare in mind that the papers where very heavily sensored during this time.Bomb damage and destruction printed in papers would of lowered the moral of the people and the enemy would of most certainly used it against us in a propaganda campaign.

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#307124 - 6th Apr 2009 8:45am Re: Old Newspapers [Re: Dava2479]
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Good News for people researching old newspapers - the library website www.wirral-libraries.net has a link button to 19th Century newspapers from the British Library collection. You will need your library borrower number to access the newspapers.
It is searchable by a word (e.g. Liscard) or by a publication (e.g. Liverpool Mercury) or by a specific date or a date range - or by a combination of these. If your searchword is general (e.g. shipwreck) and you have not specified a particular publication, you will get lots of hits including many from distant papers e.g. Glasgow Herald. If your searchword is local (e.g. Greasby) then most of the results will be local papers (mostly Liverpool, occasionally Manchester, rarely Preston) even if you have not specified a particular publication.
It even allows multi-word searches e.g. Leasowe lighthouse.
The only thing you will need is lots of time.

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