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    10 comments  ·  Newspapers we should add next  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    David M commented  · 

    This would be an outstanding title to add. Laudable as all the regional newspapers are, there is much repetition. The Field is a very scarce newspaper and provides much information otherwise inaccessible to the local / family historian or any with any interest in the gun trade. Please add this paper to the list for scanning.

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    7 comments  ·  Newspapers we should add next  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    David M commented  · 

    Laudable as the continuing updates and additions of local newspapers are, please can we have some more updates of the 'Volunteer Service Gazette'. The VSG remains a unique resource on this site and a very rare newspaper to find in any local archives/libraries. The Volunteer Movement in the 19th Century saw thousands and thousands of recruits for home defence and got many working men to sample military life and outdoor activities. It is a rich resource for the familiy historian, local historian and military historian, but so hard to find that many will not know of it and its immense value. It also provides a rich study of the development of small arms which collectors, museums and institutions around the world would benefit from access to. Please extend the content beyond the 5 years currently available. Thanks.

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    David M commented  · 

    I have enjoyed immensely the few years of the Volunteer Service Gazette and Military Dispatch that have been added. Please though when can we have some more years? This paper remains unique in the collection yet representation of its content is small.

    Laudable as it is adding more local newspapers, there is much regional duplication of news.

    The Volunteer Service Gazette and Military Dispatch offers a fantastic wealth of information for the family, local and military historian and is a very scarce resource.

    More please! :)

    David

    David M commented  · 

    Thanks for starting to add the Volunteer Service Gazette. This is a very scarce resource so I'm delighted to see it added. Keenly looking forward to new additions appearing in due course.

    David

    David M commented  · 

    What a great Christmas present! Thanks for the positive news.
    David

    David M commented  · 

    Volunteer Rifle Corps were established in 1859 due to perceived threat of French invasion. The movement was not expected to last but by 1888 there were over 220,000 members. Great reviews took place and rifle tournaments were widely reported and patronised by Royalty. Volunteer Rifle Corps are the forerunners of the Territorial Army. Battalion records are scattered around the country. The "Volunteer Service Gazette" was the service newspaper but copies are scare.

    Making the "Volunteer Service Gazette" available on line would do family, local and military historians a great service in gaining access to a rich but largely untouched source of information. It would make a welcome change from local newpapers and a valuable supplement.

    Please add the "Volunteer Service Gazette" to the online resources. Thanks.

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    What a great Christmas present! Thanks for the positive news.
    David

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    David M commented  · 

    More localised coverage of the Northwich area would be a terrific asset, supplementing the general coverage of Chester based papers. Especially interested in First World War coverage

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