Monthly Archives: August 2014

August 28,1914

The Ashbourne Telegraph made a staunch defence to an accusation of profiteering which must have come to the paper’s owner’s ears following the decision to cut pagination from 8 to 6 pages each week, while retaining the 1d cover price. … Continue reading

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August 21, 1914

The main news item of the week was that Field Marshall Kitchener had called for a further 100,000 men and had received a ‘good response’ from around the country. In Ashbourne the Duke of Devonshire – whose seat is a … Continue reading

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August 14, 1914

The first impact of war on the Ashbourne Telegraph was apparent in this, the second edition since the Government’s declaration of war. The papers masthead previously carried the boast: 8 pages 1d. The pagination was cut to six pages, although … Continue reading

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August 7, 1914

The Ashbourne Telegraph edition of August 7, 1914, continued with tradition with advertisements covering the entire front page. The back page, however, carried a central panel with four ‘decks’ of headlines: THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR Navy and Army Mobilised THE … Continue reading

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July 24, 1914

The armed forces get two significant stories in the columns of the Ashbourne Telegraph this week – but curiously neither of them directly connected to the threat of impending war. Part of the regular weekly My Sketchbook column, which is … Continue reading

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July 31, 1914

The European Crisis is the understated headline on My Sketchbook (from our artist correspondent) on page 2 of the final Ashbourne Telegraph published before the declaration of war. The paper’s writer summed up the situation: “Servia’s reply to Austria’s ultimatum … Continue reading

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July 17, 1914

The most dramatic news to be told in the pages of the Ashbourne Telegraph on July 17, 1914, was of a suffragette ‘outrage’ in central London as the result of which a woman was being tried for attempting to explode … Continue reading

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July 10, 1914

Despite the deepening crisis, which eventually engulfed Europe in a war which would cost millions of lives, there was little sense of what was to come in the pages of the UK press in early July 2014. The Daily Telegraph … Continue reading

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July 3, 1914

The weeks leading up to the declaration of war on August 4, 1914 was a period of tension across Europe, but it appears that in rural Derbyshire life was little affected by events in Austria-Hungary and the Balkan state of … Continue reading

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