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George Shaw

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Ashton Reporter
« on: September 30, 2014, 03:01 PM »
Thought I'd mention that the British Newspaper Archive is currently investigating the feasibility of including selected Ashton news pages in its database.

I suggested this on their site a while ago and, with others backing up my calls, they've decided to act.

Nothing cast in stone yet but I live in hope.

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Re: Ashton Reporter
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2014, 03:39 AM »
That would be nice!

Son of Nomad

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Re: Ashton Reporter
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2014, 09:57 AM »
I used to go on the Tameside Reporter's web site to try and keep in touch with local events but there's very little on now without subscribing. I wish someone had digitised the Reporter issues for the 20th century so I could do more family history research without going over there which is difficult - but it ain't going to happen!

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Re: Ashton Reporter
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2014, 07:30 PM »
I am reasonably hopeful of a positive result.

For me it would be fantastic. I can't justify periodically travelling 20 miles to A-u-L Library as a means of researching the town from 1850-1930 (my target period).


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Re: Ashton Reporter
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2014, 08:27 AM »
It would be great for any searchers to be able to do it from home and I know I would. But hope the progress does not affect the Archives Fudge

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Re: Ashton Reporter
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2014, 04:23 PM »
Now that the Reporter has moved back to Ashton, a lot more old copies have been taken to the Archives in Ashton.

George Shaw

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Re: Ashton Reporter
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2015, 04:00 PM »
Great news. The British Newspaper Archive has started to publish The Ashton Weekly Reporter, and Stalybridge and Dukinfield Chronicle. They've already added the whole of 1857.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/


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Re: Ashton Reporter
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2015, 12:32 AM »
That's good, Heather and George.
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Re: Ashton Reporter
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2015, 11:50 AM »
Wooo Wooo! Nice find folks. I have bookmarked it for future use.

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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2015, 08:09 PM »
A little taster from the 3 January 1857 edition. Just shows that nothing really changes!!   :-X

To the Editors of the Ashton Weekly Reporter.

GENTLEMEN,-Can you tell me what is the matter with the people of Ashton, for they certainly are labouring under some disease? They seem as if they had all been drugged with opium or some such narcotic. I have never known a town, even of half its importance, where there in such a want of spirit for every undertaking that is not selfish. I have been to-night at an entertainment furnished for all who have any soul, and which I am sorry to think must be a "dead loss" to the originators. I allude to the concert of the Choral Society, which was attended by a ridiculously small number. Music is acknowledged to be one of the most refining arts, and when such artistes as were announced for this concert could not gather together 100 out of over 30,000 inhabitants, our refinement must indeed be at a low grade. Shame upon the town that is not capable of appreciating or that will not practically approve such a feast as was to-night supplied. We are going the most direct way to prevent all celebrities from visiting us. Gentlemen, it is your province to expel this popular lethargy.

Ashton, December 30th, 1856.                                            OUTIS

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Re: Ashton Reporter
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2015, 11:53 AM »
2015 Thinks have never altered would be about 6 now not 100. Fudge

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Re: Ashton Reporter
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2015, 12:43 PM »
They should have booked 'One Direction' instead.

George Shaw

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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2015, 04:36 PM »
2015 Thinks have never altered would be about 6 now not 100. Fudge

I live in Leigh and the apathy is no less here!  ::)

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Re: Ashton Reporter
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2015, 06:59 PM »
2015 Thinks have never altered would be about 6 now not 100. Fudge

I live in Leigh and the apathy is no less here!  ::)

I don't think we should see this as apathy, George. It would appear to be more the change in social trends and individual taste. Why "flog a dead horse?"

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Re: Ashton Reporter
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2015, 01:16 PM »
The BNA have now published every edition of The Ashton Reporter for the years 1857, 1859 and 1865. They seem to be adding additional years at around one per fortnight.