Monthly Archives: January 2016

January 28, 1916

Although most attention was cast on the fighting on the Western Front and at Gallipoli, British forces were also engaged in other theatres of war. News this week in 1916 reached Ashbourne of the death of Captain Frank J Rigby, … Continue reading

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January 21, 1916

The most dramatic story of the week was hidden away on the back page of the Ashbourne Telegraph of January 21, 1916 A letter from Corporal RH Pell, of Snelston, written as he awaited Christmas Dinner, reflected on the past … Continue reading

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January 14, 1916

It had been unseasonably mild throughout December and into January, with the Ashbourne Telegraph this week in 1916 reporting that despite heavy rain, evidence of spring was all around. In Christmas week the writer had seen lilac in bud, on … Continue reading

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January 7, 1916

Ashbourne’s Red Cross Hospital, which had been closed over Christmas admitted 12 more patients on January 4, 1916, men transferred from Derby Royal Infirmary. Not all the men had suffered injuries from enemy fire, many were incapacitated due to other … Continue reading

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