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e-Resource of the month British Newspaper Archive logo

Access millions of fully searchable pages of British and Irish newspapers from 1703-2003 with the British Newspaper Archive (BNA), including local titles such as the Cheshire Observer, Congleton and Macclesfield Mercury, Crewe Guardian, and Winsford and Middlewich Guardian. The archive grows each month and currently includes 870,000 newspapers from the Victorian period; 56,000 printed during WW1 and 41,000 printed during WW2 . Perfect for family and local historians, and school projects. Visit your library to register for free and get unlimited access. BNA is only available to use via a library computer, but once registered you can access your saved searches from any device.

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Joining the library opens up a vast world of knowledge,entertainment, culture and information. Once you become a member you may borrow up to 20 items! It's free to join - just pop into your local library (all you need is one form of ID with your name and address) or join online. You don't need to live in Cheshire to join, but you must have a UK address. You'll also have access to a range of online services and resources in both Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester libraries.

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