Why this blog?

Hi, I started this blog on 3 September 2018 to make best use of my British Newspaper Archive subscription and encourage people to do more local and family history research using primary source material.

Although there are, as yet no Wakefield-specific newspaper titles in the online Archive, there’s nevertheless plenty of material relating to Wrenthorpe.

All articles featured will have been published more than 70 years ago. Most articles will include an introduction and some commentary fitting them into the wider picture of Wrenthorpe’s past. Any minor clarifications within the articles themselves will be written in square brackets.

The aim is to upload 100 blog posts.