Monthly Archives: November 2014

November 27, 1914

November 27, 1914   The Ashbourne Telegraph issued an appeal on behalf of the recruiting office for anyone with knowledge of men serving in the Army or Navy, other than the Territorials to fill in a form printed in the … Continue reading

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November 20, 1914

District News – paragraphs of news from outlying villages have been a feature of local newspapers for over a century, but few reports today carry such weight as a single paragraph from 1914: “Rocester, recruiting: we are pleased to record that … Continue reading

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November 13, 1914

A tireless charity collector was lost, the Ashbourne Telegraph reported. But this was no ordinary fundraiser, this was Victor the Ashbourne Hall Hotel bulldog. The paper recorded that Victor had been destroyed owing to loss of sight under the headline … Continue reading

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November 6, 1914

Even before the declaration of war The Ashbourne Telegraph – in common with most regional newspapers of the day – had published a mixture of ‘parish pump’ reports alongside news from around the region, country and indeed the world. Notwithstanding … Continue reading

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