About Nick Reddan's (including the late Simon de Montfort's) Newspaper Extracts
I started collecting newspaper extracts in the late 1980s. I have been sharing these in the internet since the early 2000s. This was all before the development of OCR based newspaper sites.
While the OCR based newspaper sites are a wonderful boon for researchers, OCR is not perfect and some of the microfilms they are based on are of poor quality.
The late Simon de Montfort approached me a few years ago and provide me with copies of his collection of newspaper extracts. He wanted to ensure they remained available. I have been gradually converting his extracts into my database. I still have a way to go before all his extracts are included.