Monthly Archives: November 2015

November 26, 1915

In a major departure from its normal policy the Ashbourne Telegraph this week devoted page three to war coverage. An eye-catching graphic took up the centre of the page, including unfurled flags set amid classical columns as a back drop … Continue reading

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November 19, 1915

Whether due to unexpected space or a lack of local news this week in 1915, The Ashbourne Telegraph carried, for the first time in months, a series of official ‘communiques’ about the progress of the war. (page 7) In the … Continue reading

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November 12, 1915

Grenadier Guardsman A Roome, of Kniveton, serving in Egypt, wrote to a friend from the same village to say his trench was only a few yards from that of the Germans. He observed that the enemy appeared to have developed … Continue reading

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November 5, 1915

One item on the front page of the Ashbourne Telegraph stands out from the auction sale notices, and the regular advertisements for insurance, milk and medications – a promotion for the November edition of Pearson’s Magazine. The German Murder Instinct, … Continue reading

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