Monthly Archives: November 2016

November 24, 1916

A dramatic rise in the price of food warranted but a single paragraph on page three of the Ashbourne Telegraph as November drew to a close in 1916, but it must have been causing real hardship for those on fixed … Continue reading

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November 17, 1916  

The editor of the Ashbourne Telegraph paid tribute to one family’s ‘unique record’ in having six members in the King’s uniform. Mrs and Mrs M Brown of Osmaston were lauded for having five sons in the army, together with a … Continue reading

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November 10, 1916

The deaths of 91 people in a shipping disaster in a stormy Irish Channel were the main news item featured in the pages of the Ashbourne Telegraph this week in 1916. The mail ship Connemara was at the entrance to … Continue reading

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November 3, 1916

In almost story-book style the Ashbourne Telegraph told of the exploits of a young airman in the first week in November, 1916. Leonard Basil Helder, captain of cricket and captain of school at Denstone College when war broke out, and … Continue reading

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