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18 August 2015

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

Staff will hold an informative talk in August, exploring how both national and local press reported World War One.

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 and obituaries of local people in the newspapers.

"These sorts of resources can be really useful for anyone trying to trace a World War One ancestor."

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

The talk will take place on Monday 31 August, 1pm, at Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, Rossendale.

Either call 01706 226459, email [email protected] or call in at the museum to book a place.

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Car parking is free and Helmshore Mills Textile Museum is fully accessible for disabled visitors, including people with guide dogs.

Although the talk itself is free to attend, anyone wishing to attend will have to pay for admission to the museum. Admission to Helmshore Mills Textile Museum is £4 for adults, £3 for concessions and free for accompanied children.

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