When we pulled the carpet up in the back room a couple of years ago, rather than underlay we discovered sheets of newspaper dating from Nov/Dec 1959 – the date my partner’s parents moved into the house. I whipped a small selection away before the builders arrived and stashed them in a cupboard until last week when I finally went through them.
I’ve clipped out the adverts I like, scanned the smaller ones and photographed the gigantic ones. Many of the sheets were torn when they were lifted from the floorboards, and they are all discoloured and fairly fragile. Some were local newspapers and some national.
You can see them all in detail over on Retro Musings.
I also found a really interesting article on Hadleigh, Essex from 1973.