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Fed up with today’s newspaper headlines? Well step back into the past and check out the stories making news around Bath more than two hundred years ago. It won’t cost you a penny to do it either.

Georgian NewspaperProjectBath and North East Somerset Council have put information from the local press covering a period from 1770-1799. Volunteers have been sifting through copies of the 18th century editions of the Bath Chronicle and have indexed in-depth information on everything from art and fashion to industry and travel.

The index can be searched by people, places and any free text and is a fascinating source for historical research.

You can then order copies from Bath Library for a charge.

Go to http://www.batharchives.co.uk to find the Georgian Newspaper Project and more information.