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How Can I Find News Reports From 1970S

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Velvetee | 15:45 Sun 10th Jun 2018 | News
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I grew up in the Bucks. town of High Wycombe and as a child I recall a shocking murder of a young woman, who was shot in her home, by her boyfriend. This happened up the road from where I lived, and at that time, serious crime in High Wycombe was unheard of, so it shocked the local community. I’ve put in a number of search parameters into Google as well as looking for archives in the main local newspaper, but can come up with nothing.

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Valda Spencer, Welles Road - 1979?
19:21 Sun 10th Jun 2018
"Blonde divorcee Valda Spencer and her former lover ,factory supervisor John Gray were found dead from shotgun wounds after neighbours heard a violent row at the woman's flat in Welles Road, High Wycombe."
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^Wrong thread?
Yep
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// First thing I'd do is speak to some locals older than yourself, //

yeah I was gonna say - ask your gran or someone else's gran

[just in case a usual suspect quips - he can't do vat wivvart digging her up!]
Seemed a logical move but Velvetee doesn't live there now.

Well found 237.
// "Blonde divorcee Valda Spencer and her former lover ,factory supervisor John Gray //.....

well done that man
there should be an internet ghost ( pun intended)



I don't know what you are talking about PP but in the words of Mandy from The Dick Emery Show "But I like you"
There's a good chance your local public library will hold archive copies of local newspapers on microfilm. Using microfilm is a bit fiddly, but library staff will help you.
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Many thanks 237SJ, that’s the one. She lived in a block of flats in Wells Road. I was 10 at the time and was very disturbed by it and wouldn’t walk past the flats. I’ll see if I can find any reports.
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237SJ Do you have a link to the news report as I still can’t locate anything? Thanks
No I don't I`m afraid. I had previously registered with the link I posted and had a free search to use up (you get 3) so I searched. You can just register with your email address and a password and get your 3 searches. I only found what I posted to you. It's an interesting site actually. On my first search I put in my great grandfather's name and found the local newspaper story of his funeral, the attendees and even who played the organ! I think I might sign up to it.

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