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Offline schimmellover

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Newspapers early 20th Century Preston
« on: Sunday 07 September 14 22:49 BST (UK) »
Hi,
Anyone any idea where I can access newspapers from Preston 1900-1940? What papers would Preston folks have used during this time, for family notices etc?
Also trying to trace family burials in and around Preston and Bootle. 

Thank you for your help.

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Re: Newspapers early 20th Century Preston
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 07 September 14 22:54 BST (UK) »
Hi.  Try the Lancashire Evening Post for Preston.  Do you mean Bootle near Liverpool?  If so, the Liverpool Echo or the Bootle Times.  If it's another Bootle nearer Preston,  the Lancadhire Evening Post will cover the area.
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Re: Newspapers early 20th Century Preston
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 07 September 14 23:09 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the reply. Do you know where I can find archives of these papers?  I have tried the British Newspaper Archive, but they seem to be missing several years of these papers.

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Re: Newspapers early 20th Century Preston
« Reply #3 on: Monday 08 September 14 08:22 BST (UK) »
I think that the Harris Library in Preston has archived newspapers, but you would probably have to go there to see them. It might be worth emailing to see whether they can help.
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