North Lancashire newspapers
You are doing a fantastic job and I really appreciate all that has been achieved so far, but, I would very much appreciate access to the newspapers up to 1920 for north Lancashire, i.e. Lancaster Gazette (only online to 1894), Morecambe Visitor (none on line), Westmorland Gazette (only to 1898). No papers for Barrow-in-Furness, The Lancashire Evening Post you have just added has 1914-1918 missing, even the Preston paper finishes at 1893. For the past 18 months a group of us have been working on a ‘Flanders Poppy trail’ for the local WW1 casualties. The newspapers for the period 1914-1920 carried reports and pictures of our heroes and although the local papers are on film they are in a very VERY poor state and most events are unreadable.
This large area may not have a big population but you will see we have very little coverage since the 1893. PLEASE do what you can for our ancestors who died 100 years ago, they may have been yours.
Jennifer thomas commented
I am looking for any coverage of ww1 which has lists of Fallen heroes 25.12.1917 when my grandfather was reported killed in action. We never did find out how why he died as records just say DOW but we could not see any battles around that time. He was in the Cheshire regiment and called
CSM C H LOWTH thank you
Agree with the Peter Joslin post in this thread
Lesley Hyde commented
Am looking for a report on an attack made on Lesley Hyde at peepers club Blackburn in 1970/71
Having some coverage of Barrow-in-Furness would be marvellous