Monthly Archives: October 2014

October 30, 1914

R. Ward of St John Street decided on a topical approach to promoting the sale of fireworks – claiming they were suitable for blowing up the German Emperor. On Page 5 one headline in particular catches the eye; although it … Continue reading

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October 23, 1914

Telegrams published in the columns of the Ashbourne Telegraph this week include details of a “Great Russian Victory” in which German forces were said to have been “routed near Warsaw”. In what might be taken as a coup for propaganda … Continue reading

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October 16, 1914

The Ashbourne Telegraph had asked readers who received letters from friends or relatives at the front to take them to the paper’s Market Place offices so that extracts could be published. The latest was from a Private Jack Grant, of … Continue reading

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October 9, 1914

Another casualty was recorded in the columns of the Ashbourne Telegraph this week: Private Fred Bull, who had been injured in the Battle of the Aisne returned to England with a bullet wound to his left shoulder. He had been … Continue reading

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October 2, 1914

Charitable giving was at the forefront of many people’s minds in October 1914. The Ashbourne Telegraph reported that the running total for the local branch of the Prince of Wales Relief Fund stood at £548-3s up from the previous week’s … Continue reading

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