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What the Papers Said

[An image showing What the Papers Said]I attended the Community History Network meeting in Leicester recently.

The speaker this time was Michael Smith, Secretary and ertswhile Chairman of the Birstall Local History Society, who spoke on "What the Papers Said".

He read excerpts from the Leicester Journal, a newspaper circulating in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Much of the writing was hilarious and, as today, showed a distinct political bias. Its stance was very much pro-Establishment.

Michael's delivery was spot-on.

The Community History Network meets every two months at the New Walk Centre. There is always a talk on some matter of relevance to all with an interest in local history. There is no charge.

I will be giving a talk to the network in the Summer on "Dionysius, Hardulph and Egelwin; the Church Dedications of Leicestershire and Rutland".