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Elsworth Chronicle website  by Jan Bienek

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Cambridgeshire History on Your Computer:

Mike Petty’s Library on Your Laptop  

Mike Petty was Librarian of the Cambridgeshire Collection for 35 years during which time he assisted thousands of researchers.  He was awarded the MBE and an Honorary Degree from Cambridge University for his work.  He is an authority on Cambridge and the Fenland.

His Internet Archive site now houses:-


Books: - a Cambridgeshire bibliography.

Newspapers: - abstracts of 100 years of newspaper stories together with – on Flickr - actual copies of many of the articles summarised.

Pictures: - a catalogue of illustrations and - on Flickr - several thousand scanned images. (These are watermarked with enquirers directed to the Cambridgeshire Collection for copies).

Writings: - many of his accumulated writings.

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