A bunch of mobile devices displaying Local Recall

What the Local Recall
project is all about

Buried in the depths of Archant’s vaults sit hundreds of thousands of old newspapers covering more than 150 years of local and world history. From as early as 1845, these publications have covered the stories that mattered most in our part of the world. Unfortunately, for the most part, they are inaccessible to the public.
The Local Recall project will change that.
With help from Google, Archant has transformed 150 years of history embedded in pages of the Eastern Daily Press into a ground-breaking online resource.
Using the latest voice search and Research Bot technologies, Local Recall lets you start a conversation with the past from the comfort of your home. Ask questions about days gone by based on your interests or curiosity and hear responses read aloud by voice-activated devices.
Dive deeper into the archives with more detailed inquiries using our lightning-fast search tool that puts more than 750,000 pages of content right at your fingertips. Enter up to ten search terms including date ranges, headlines or keywords and prepare to go down the rabbit hole with your research.
With Local Recall, we are making our history, your history, available for one and all.

Highlights from the archive

How to get access

Sign up for a Local Recall subscription

Enjoy the full access to the Eastern Daily Press archives in three ways. Ask your voice activated device questions to hear headlines and stories from days gone by, read aloud in the comfort of your own home. Type your queries into an advanced Research Bot which acts like your personal archive assistant. Dive deeper into the archives with more detailed inquiries using our lightning-fast search tool that puts more than 750,000 pages of content right at your fingertips. Here you can enter up to ten search terms including date ranges, headlines or keywords and prepare to go down the rabbit hole with your research.

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