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A closer look at our mini-conference: the importance of newspaper research

By July 20th, 2021No Comments
Obituary of Edward Ernest Pearson.


One of the most important sources of information for our Miracle Workers Research project has been newspapers. The newspapers in South Scotland and Cumbria are a rich source for finding out about munitions workers at Gretna–especially when they were caught doing something not entirely legal! One of our researchers, Fiona, has concentrated her volunteering on newspaper research, uncovering some fascinating stories from over 100 years ago.

Learn more about newspaper research by coming along to our ONLINE mini-conference on July 31st from 10-12 and hear Fiona speak about the interesting stories she’s uncovered!

Tickets are FREE and available here!

A photo of Fiona’s grandmother, Jane, who worked as a typist at HM Factory Gretna.

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