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UK newspaper photo archive lands £60K Lotto funding

The Heritage Lottery Fund in the UK has supplied a £60,000 grant to help Wolverhampton based newspaper Express & Star digitise up to one million photographs from it’s archive.
…The project aims to carry out vital archiving work, digitise the collection and make the photographs available through a single web portal, allowing free on-line public access to the unrivalled images of local events, momentous and everyday, for the first time.
Educational and community programmes will also be established to allow local people to use the collection to make sense of their heritage and history.
The Express & Star photo archive has been described as one of the most important regional photograph collections in the country…. Read the full details here: