Monthly Archives: March 2015

March 26, 1915

Bagnall’s Stores, ‘cash traders’, of Market Place, Ashbourne, were making the most of the military mood to help promote their wares in the columns of the Ashbourne Telegraph dated March 26, 1915. Their advertisement read: Join the Army The ever-growing … Continue reading

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March 19, 1915

Ten wounded soldiers who were sent from the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary to Ashbourne received an impressive reception. A crowd gathered outside the Century Hall where they were to be cared for by the Ashbourne Red Cross long before their scheduled … Continue reading

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March 12, 1915

An order from the military to close pubs earlier led Ashbourne Urban Council to consider making a renewed application to the authorities for a battalion of troops to be billeted in in the town. “When the council made an application … Continue reading

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March 5, 1915

  Although not for the first time since the start of the war, the March 5, 1915, edition of the Telegraph featured photographs on its pages. A first was a picture of some troops serving overseas, though not servicemen from … Continue reading

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