History drops in from Adelaide

It’s been a very long time since the front page of newspapers were covered in advertising, but in the July 23 edition in 1920 of the Blayney West Macquarie, news is relegated to the single right hand column.

Big read: Les Fordham visited the Blayney Chronicle with a 1920 copy of the Blayney West Macquarie News. Photo: Mark Logan

Big read: Les Fordham visited the Blayney Chronicle with a 1920 copy of the Blayney West Macquarie News. Photo: Mark Logan

Adelaide resident Les Fordham’s family lived in the district from 1917-23 and his mother has kept the papers in safe-keeping because of an obituary that appears on the back page.

Mr Ed Haines was the engine driver in the town at the time and Mr Haines’ mother’s obituary is listed.

The newspapers will be given to the Blayney Shire Local and Family History Group who will scan the paper and return it to Mr Fordham.

To view some of the articles and advertising visit the Blayney Chronicle website at www.blayneychronicle.com.au

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