HISTORY buffs in Burnham have welcomed a new microfilm reader.

Burnham Library will be reinstating a microfilm reader thanks to the efforts of the North Sedgemoor Local History Group and staff at the library.

The reader is now available, with newspapers spanning back to the 1800s to the present using the microfilm reader.

A library spokesman said: “We at the library would like to thank John Strickland and his colleagues for all the work they’ve put into having this useful service back in Burnham Library.”