Doors- British Library Newspaper Door

photograph of the british library door by susan sheldon nolen

What an imposing door! Behind it…Magic!!! Hours and hours of reading! For any researcher, writer of historical fiction, or for anyone wanting to get a feel for a certain year, you must come up to Colindale in North London, and use this marvellous  newspaper library! I was researching a certain year and spent hours inside!

The staff was amazing. I had not used a Micro-fiche in donkey years, but the chap was very patience with me. I finally  got the hang of the machine and goodbye 2013, hello 1928!

Want your own time machine and access? Just open the door and come into worlds gone by! Be careful when you step back out into the sunshine! I left 1928 behind, blinking twice to refocus into the world I was actually living in.  All I needed now, was a new research project!

About susan sheldon

I am an explorer. It's taken me awhile to realise this. But I love capturing bits of our wonderful world with my camera, travelling through time and history, always returning to write, or paint what I've discovered. I use my Leica and my iPhone to capture images, and with those images I try to hold on to a feeling, a moment in our busy lives. Sometimes those moments bring me into the past, others into the studio to paint, or back to the old typewriter to try to use words to capture what the camera has done for me already. One of my goals in my blog is to have a space to take a breath away from our frantic world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.
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2 Responses to Doors- British Library Newspaper Door

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    Would be kind of nice to do research the old-fashioned way now and then. Anything to get away from our computers for a bit.

  2. Carrie, its dangerous in there! All I needed was a flask of tea, a good blankie, and I might not have gotten out of there! Rescue party needed! So interesting to read those old newspapers! It makes computer research look and feel so simplified.

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