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Lancashire County Council’s community heritage team is helping people to discover the importance of newspapers of the time as a way of finding out about World War 1.

Staff will hold an informative talk at 11am on Thursday 12 November at Silverdale Library, Lancaster, exploring how both national and local press reported World War 1.

Fiona McIntyre, community heritage manager, said: “We’re lucky to have an excellent collection of newspapers dating from this time.

“Visitors will be able to learn more about what was reported and how stories were covered.

“We’ll also examine some personal stories, letters, advertisements and obituaries of local people in the newspapers.

“These sorts of resources can be really useful for anyone who is trying to trace a World War 1 ancestor or is interested in this period of history.”

The talk is free to attend but booking is essential as places are limited.

Either call 0300 123 6703 or call in at the library to book a place.

For more information visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/ww1/whats-on.aspx

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