Monthly Archives: January 2015

January 29, 1915

Derbyshire became the first county outside London to form a Home Guard 100 years ago this week – with Ashbourne in the vanguard. A meeting prominently advertised in the Telegraph a week previously was well attended and addressing the audience … Continue reading

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January 26, 1915

Originally posted on newspapers and the great war:
Figures seem to be a fixation in many of the stories dominating the January 26 issue of the Market Harborough Advertiser in 1915. Readers are greeted on the front page with the…

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January 22, 1915

The publication of a roll call of 282 men from Ashbourne who were serving their country last week prompted a swift response from the newspaper’s correspondents in the villages. The Telegraph noted that some parishes had yet to submit their … Continue reading

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January 15, 1915

Although the majority of Ashbourne men who were serving ‘with the colours’ were doing so in northern Europe some were doing their duty in more exotic climes. Petty officer Charles Stevenson of HMS Hampshire was on a flying visit to … Continue reading

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January 8, 1915

Patriotic pride was in evidence in the Ashbourne Telegraph dated January 8, 1915. The paper printed a list of men who had joined the armed forces in answer to the call to arms. The roll occupied virtually a full page, … Continue reading

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January 1, 1915

Christmas in Ashbourne was said to have been the quietest on record. “Over the whole proceedings there seemed to be a spirit of moderation and there were very few indications of that freedom and abandonment which are often noticeable at … Continue reading

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