Some years ago I signed up to 'Friends Reunited' - not entirely to my surprise, most of the people who were my particular cronies back in the 1970s were not on there. Whether that means that they are such well-rounded characters that they feel no need to revisit their schooldays and hook up with people with whom after decades of separation they have damn all in common anymore (if, indeed, they ever did) or whether it means that they are now deadbeats who cannot afford a computer I don't know. However, today `FR` sent me this: something that may actually turn out to be a good resource....
|Launch of the British Newspaper Archive|
Friends Reunited are pleased to introduce you to our sister site, the British Newspaper Archive (BNA).
Launched by a merry band of retro-Victorian news vendors at King’s Cross Station on 29 November, the BNA contains over 3 million historical newspaper pages from over 200 local, national and regional titles from across the UK and Ireland.
Today, the majority of newspaper pages on the BNA website are from the 19th Century. But with up to 8,000 pages being added daily, the website will eventually span the years 1720 to 1950. Every page on the website is fully-searchable, the website is free to search and registration is free, too.