Saturday, 24 August 2013

The British Newspaper Library is closing in November

I only made the long trek on the Northern Line to Colindale and the Newspaper Library once. It was a memorable paging through a large bound volume looking for an item on the death of my great uncle, killed in the Great War. I was unsuccessful, but by that time, the Battle of Passchendaele, they'd have had to publish extra editions just to cover the war dead.
Now with the move of the collection to a storage facility at Boston Spa, and increasing online availability, the Colindale facility will become another part of history. Read more about it at www.digitaljournal.com/article/356568

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