posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 12:20 PM
I was looking for some historical stories of Piskies (Pixies) for another thread I recently started, and found
The British Newspaper Archive
with over 11 million pages scanned from over 400 newspapers spanning
the last 200 years.
As a free trial they offer 3 newspaper page views/downloads when you sign up, but then it is about £10 a month for unlimited downloading.
Wow, it is so interesting!
I found some funny stories (although intended to be serious as printed at the time) about Pixies, and then changed my search terms to 'monster' and
got some great stories about sea monsters in my area from back in the day.
I've used my 3 page credits now but I think I shall subscribe for a month and see what gems from the past I can find.
The search settings/interface is excellent, and whichever text recognition programme they used is equally so, because if your search term is anywhere
on the scanned newspaper page then the search will find it.
Anyway, just throwing it out for anyone else who might be interested, even if only for the 3 free searches, I definitely recommend it.