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George Shaw

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« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2015, 06:59 PM »
1861 also added.

Vanessa

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« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2015, 10:02 PM »
Thank you George.

George Shaw

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« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2015, 07:02 PM »
Recently, new pages being added to the Ashton Reporter archive seemed to have dried up. So, I contacted the British Newspaper Archive for an explanation and this is what they wrote in reply:-

Dear George,

Thank you for your email.

I am afraid the digitisation of the Ashton Reporter has not yet been completed, once complete it will be available between 1855-72.

Were there are a years missing in a long run of a specific newspaper, it means that we've found an issue with some of the pages and have more work to do before we can publish those years.

We currently only publish complete years of newspapers, so if any pages are missing or not of good enough quality, we will hold back the publication of that year until we can correct it. We could hold back the entire newspaper, but we feel that it is better to provide whatever years are ready for publication as soon as we can.

With kind regards,


Liam Kelly
The British Newspaper Archive Support Team



We'll have to be patient!

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Re: Ashton Reporter
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2015, 09:28 PM »
I'm waiting for the early 1960's. I remember the bad weather that blew the roof off the houses on Tatton Street. I remember seeing the picture in the Reporter. The picture would have been taken from Delamare St North at Katherine Street.

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Re: Ashton Reporter
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2015, 08:51 PM »
I'm waiting for my first and last mention in the rag.
"Not a bicycle built for two"circa 1948?
I got picked up near Hurst Cross with my brother on the saddle and me on the pedals.
Plod ask stupid questions most times."What do you think you're doing", my reply was" it's obvious". I must learn to think before speaking but give me a break.
I was about 10 at the time.Magistrates Court  both fined 5 shillings each.
After the last few visits the plod don't seem to do much in the line of upholding the law.It would probably upset the donut coffee time break.

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Re: Ashton Reporter
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2015, 01:50 PM »
Don't get too eager to read news from the 1960's.

"Once complete it will be available between 1855-72."

Just added, 1869 & 1871.

George Shaw

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« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2015, 12:53 PM »
Many more pages just added. In summary, to date, the following twelve years are now available on-line.

1857-1866 (inc.)
1869
1871

Based on what the archive stated as its programmed intentions, it leaves the following six years to be added.

1855-1856 (inc.)
1867-1868 (inc.)
1870
1872

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Re: Ashton Reporter
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2015, 09:12 AM »
Jaywit, if you send me a message with any details that you can remember and your name , I will have a look in the Reporter for you

Heather

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Re: Ashton Reporter
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2015, 08:51 AM »
1867, 1868 and 1870 now added leaving 1855, 1856 and 1872 missing from the proposed sequence of 1855-1872 (inc.).

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Re: Ashton Reporter
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2015, 03:17 PM »
1855 and 1856 added. Just 1872 to go.

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« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2015, 10:48 AM »
A little update. 1872 still not added. 1855-1871 currently available.