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Local Newspapers

Newspapers have been called the first draft of history. As such there was little or no time for editing and checking casualty reports, so whilst the papers contain much valuable information they also contain some inaccuracies. These indexes have been compiled over the last three years by a group of dedicated volunteers and are the fruits of thousands of hours work. Our thanks to all the volunteers.

The Barrow News can be viewed on microfilm at Barrow Library and Archive Centre

The Cumberland News can be seen on microfilm at Carlisle Library

The Cumberland and Westmorland Herald can be found at Penrith Library

The Whitehaven News can be seen at Whitehaven Archive Centre

The Westmorland Gazette can be viewed at Kendal Library

The Penrith Observer can be viewed on microfilm at Penrith Library

The Millom Gazette is available to view at Barrow and Whitehaven Archive Centre

The Keswick Reminder 1915 - 1919 can be viewed on microfilm at Keswick Library

The Wigton Advertiser can be viewed on microfilm at Carlisle Library

The Workington Star and Harrington Guardian can be seen on microfilm at Workington Library: the World War 1 Serviceman index 1914 - 1925  is available online, as is the World War 1 events index 1914 - 1928

To search for a name on the Barrow News index, choose Find & Select on the home page, type in the name you're looking for and click Find Next.