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A fan of the Worksop Guardian who uncovered a copy of the paper that’s almost 100 years old has declared it “an excellent read”!

That’s despite the fact that the ageing paper has only eight pages.

It is from May 16 1902 and is still in excellent condition after being tucked away in Margaret Kirk’s attic.

She acquired the newspaper many years ago after buying a suitcase full of “junk” for £2 from an auctioneer.

“The newspaper was lining the bottom of the case and I just never threw it out. I found it again while sorting through some things and just started to read it,” she said.

“It is amazing how things have changed over the years. I got really enthralled as I was reading it.”

The cover price was just one penny – and the Guardian has changed quite a lot in both looks and content over the past 99 years.

Margaret said: “The writing on the front is beautiful, and I can’t believe how many shops there used to be in Worksop.

“One of the funniest stories was a gentleman who had been charged with being drunk and in charge of a horse and cart.

“I tend to hoard things and I even have my late father-in-law’s old bed. I just love old things – they are really interesting,” she told The Guardian.

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