Scunthorpe Central has online access to the British Newspaper Archive.
The British Library and Brightsolid put millions of pages of Britain’s local newspapers online. It covers the whole country and ranges from the Aberdeen Journal to The Yorkshire Gazette. The archive includes the whole of each paper with news articles, family notices, letters and adverts. You can even search by keyword, name, location, date or title.
The papers cover the period from the early 1700s to the mid 1950s. It allows you to look at events and the stories of how people lived and died. It is a great resource for both family and social historians. New pages and papers are being added all the time.
You can find out more about what the British Newspaper Archive has to offer and search their online indexes. To view and print full articles simply visit Scunthorpe Central in person and ask to use the British Newspaper Archive computer.