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The content of Last Chance To Read includes a wide range of 18th and 19th Century newspapers with a mix of international, national, and local news items; supported with national and local advertisements.

Pricing varies but typically can be from as little as £2 per page or £3 per newspaper (per document). And of course some newspapers are completely free to download

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Once you have opened your account you can use our document search to view those thumbnail sections pre-selected by us appearing in parts of the collection free of charge If you then want to access the entire page or document for personal use, after making payment you can download a watermarked image of the page or document to your computer
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Payment currently can only be made through Paypal. By selecting the page or document you want to download, these will appear in your "shopping cart" and on payment being completed, they will be available for you to download to your computer.

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We continue to add more material and now have images of more than 3200 newspapers (over 16500 pages) online, selected from my collection of more than 30,000 newspapers, periodicals, and magazines.

Richard Heaton
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The latest newspapers include the 1899 and 1900 UK Police Gazette's which contain photographs and woodcuts of individuals wanted by the Police the text of which has been spell checked to maximise searching results.  

About Last Chance To Read

Last Chance To Read makes available a searchable collection of thousands of pages of scarce British and Irish newspapers and other publications, most of which were printed between the years 1710 and 1900.

The name "Last Chance To Read" was chosen to highlight the scarcity of the content. While many copies of each issue of a newspaper were printed, very few survive today, so few in fact we believe that some of the images on this website could be the last copies in existence of that issue.
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