Resource of the month: from John o’Groats to Land’s End

Daily Express

Daily Express, Friday 5th February 1960, page 1

This day in 1960 saw Dr Barbara Moore complete her walk from John o’Groats to Land’s End which she completed in 23 days. Dr Barbara Moore (23 December 1903-14 May 1977) was a Russian-born health enthusiast who gained celebrity in the early 1960s for her long-distance walking.

It’s also reported in this issue that Diana Dors gave birth her son, Mark Richard Dawson (an entertainment manager and CEO of DRZ Entertainment Group) the previous night. Diana Dors was an English actress and was considered the equivalent of the “blonde bombshells” of Hollywood. In addition there are useful tips like putting Marmite in your stew to make them taste delicious.

The Daily Express Archive is a recent acquisition and you can access issues of the paper from 1900 to the present day. You are able to search the Daily Express alongside the Daily Mirror in order to compare how the different papers reported particular news stories. You can search for a story or headline in the text of pages or just search by date alone. Your results are returned to you as either a Tiff or PDF full-page file, in which the design and content looks as it was on the original printed paper.

The Daily Express is accessible via the Databases A-Z from the Electronic Library.

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