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Chippenham Motorcycle Death 1964
« on: Friday 11 January 19 20:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi all...recently discovering that a family member was killed in a road accident in Chippenham in 1964,I was wondering how I could go about trying to find the article in the local newspapers at the time.Can anyone help please

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Re: Chippenham Motorcycle Death 1964
« Reply #1 on: Friday 11 January 19 22:28 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat.  :)

The best place to start would be the county archives:

http://www.wshc.eu/

They should be able to tell which local newspaper/s might have reported the accident and where copies are held.

Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
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Re: Chippenham Motorcycle Death 1964
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 12 January 19 09:53 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat.

Your could try the British Newspaper Archives at www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/

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Re: Chippenham Motorcycle Death 1964
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 12 January 19 11:32 GMT (UK) »
The British Newspaper Archive currently doesn’t show anything for Wiltshire after 1959.
Dent (Yorkshire, Wiltshire)
Price (Shropshire, Wiltshire)
Slade (Wiltshire)
Clifford (Wiltshire)
Trueman (Wiltshire)
Tutton (IofW, Essex)
Hanson (Yorkshire, Sussex, Wiltshire, Essex)
Gladwin (Essex)
Lodge (Oxfordshire, Yorkshire)
Gifford (Gloucestershire, Wiltshire)
Fry (Essex)
Batty(e) (Yorkshire)
Botwright (Sufolk, Essex)

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Re: Chippenham Motorcycle Death 1964
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 12 January 19 20:01 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all very much for the swift replies.In my local library you can sit down at the microfiche machines and look at the local papers through the years,i am hoping  ,once I have found which newspaper covered it,that there is a library in Chippenham where I can do the same?   Thanks again

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Re: Chippenham Motorcycle Death 1964
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 12 January 19 20:27 GMT (UK) »
The record office (history centre) is in Chippenham - someone gave a link for it earlier - and they have local papers on microfilm.  Easy free parking and a short walk from the railway station, it's a lovely place to spend a day but if you're making a special journey probably best to enquire in advance in case you need to book a film reader.

Jane :-)
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BARR, BARRATT, BERRY, BRADLEY,BRAMLEY,BRISTOW,BROWN,BUGBIRD,BUTLER
CAIN,CARR,CHAPMAN,CHARLES,CH*LTON,CHESTER,COCKETT
COLLASON,COLLYER,CORKERY
DARLING, DENYER,DICKERSON,DOLLING,DURBAN
FARMER,FURNELL
GIBSON,GILES,GROOMBRIDGE
HALL,HAMBIDGE,HARMES,HART,HICKS,HILL,HOLLOWAY
JACKSON
K*AT*S
LANCASTER,LINTON
MCDONALD,MCFADEN,MEARS,MILLARD
NICOLAS,NOAK,NORTH
PARFIT,PORTER
RIPPINGALE,ROBINS
SEARLE,SPENCER,STEDHAM
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Re: Chippenham Motorcycle Death 1964
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 12 January 19 20:50 GMT (UK) »
Jane, Thank you also for the info,much appreciated.I have emailed the History Center that Nanny Jan linked over and hopefully I might hear back next week.I will be travelling up from kent so as you said I better ring in advance to book a reader.Thanks again to you all.