Historic copies of the Weston Mercury donated to museum

PUBLISHED: 19:00 23 October 2015

Old Copies  of the Mercury dated 1843, John Page and Robin Goodfellow at Axbridge Town Hall.

Old Copies of the Mercury dated 1843, John Page and Robin Goodfellow at Axbridge Town Hall.

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Copies of the Weston Mercury dating back more than 100 years have been donated to a museum.

Back-copies of the paper, and its predecessor the Weston Gazette, were stored at the museum in Burlington Street.

But the museum is currently undergoing a refurbishment and the newspapers needed to be stored somewhere else.

They have now been given to King John’s Hunting Lodge in Axbridge.

The newspapers include the second copy of the Weston Gazette.

Trustees at the museum are inviting people to use the papers to carry out historical research.

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