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Annewiggy
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106 of 113  Wed 13th Dec 2017 12:12pm  
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That would be interesting Mcsporran, if they get that far my wedding picture will be in.
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Midland Red
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107 of 113  Wed 13th Dec 2017 2:10pm  
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On 13th Dec 2017 12:08pm, mcsporran said: Evidently the Newspaper Archive has plans to digitise the CET up to 1969. Does anyone know if the FindMyPast version has the same range of dates?
I subscribed to the Newspaper Archive, but I wanted access to the 1939 Register, so before I moved across, I asked FMP and received this response: The British Newspaper Archive's search engine is different from Findmypast and some newspapers that are available on The British Newspaper Archive may not be available on Findmypast as Findmypast receives Newspapers at a later date.
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mcsporran
Coventry & Cebu
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108 of 113  Sun 31st Dec 2017 5:02pm  
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The British Library's Newspaper Archive has now put the digitised Coventry Evening Telegraph online up to 1971.
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Annewiggy
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109 of 113  Sun 31st Dec 2017 8:19pm  
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Yes mcsporran it’s great. I have found lots more interesting family things. It is even up to date enough to have our wedding picture in 1969. It’s a great site. Thumbs up
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Helen F
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110 of 113  Mon 3rd Dec 2018 7:02pm  
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I've had access to the online newspapers through Find My Past for the last few days and found some great photographs albeit some of them very poorly scanned. Has anyone been able to compare the online copy of the old papers (pre war) with the microfiche at the Herbert? Were they better? Are there any paper copies of the old papers? Do you think the Telegraph might have the original photos? For those with access, there are some very nice articles on the history of Coventry with details I've not read before.
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Annewiggy
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111 of 113  Mon 3rd Dec 2018 7:22pm  
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Helen, I agree some of the scans are very poor. A lot of the pictures are quite dark. I have come across some that were relevant to a post but you could hardly see them. I would think the originals would be better either as a paper copy or on microfilm. There is a mention of the Telegraph having an archive and they do keep coming up with pictures on their web site. It might be worth getting in touch and asking them but I expect as usual if you want copies you will have to pay. Coventry Telegraph Edited by member, 3rd Dec 2018 7:24 pm
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Helen F
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112 of 113  Mon 3rd Dec 2018 10:49pm  
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If the cost isn't too steep I would be ok with paying for some of the rarer views. I've already started a letter. Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
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113 of 113  Wed 9th Dec 2020 2:04pm  
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Another great 'new' shot. The large foundations for the Telegraph in 1958. And just as interesting to see Hogarths, the Rex market, Barnby's and Newsome's on Corporation Street in the background. Edited by member, 9th Dec 2020 2:04 pm
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