The Jacksdale Heritage Group are currently in the process of building up a newspaper archive of articles and family announcements relating to Jacksdale, Westwood, Pye Hill and nearby areas. You can download a copy of our index so far, see below for more information. From this collection we hope to gain an insight into life in this area from the mid 1850s to the present day. Much of this information will be used as reference for our new book, ‘Jacksdale & Westwood, Their Tomorrow for our Today’ due to be published late 2014. The book will show how our villages evolved and what impact the First World War made upon how life has changed from 1914 to 2014. We are also currently creating an index of articles held with the facility to search on a family surname so you can find out if your relatives and ancestors have been mentioned in the local press. Keep your eye on this page for further developments.
The newspaper index is still growing. So please check back for updates.
Or contact us if you have a particular interest in a family surname and we will check our archives. Once you have downloaded the file, save it to your computer and then you should be able to use ‘edit’ ‘find’ to search the index for a subject or a surname. Special thanks go to Jean Berrisford for all her hard work in transcribing this information.