Monthly Archives: February 2017

February 23, 1917

Food, or rather the shortage of it, was a recurring theme in the columns of the Ashbourne Telegraph in early 1917, reflecting the national picture which had seen the Government appoint a Food Controller. Lord Devonport, officially the Minister of … Continue reading

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February 16, 1917

The village correspondents contributing to the News of the District column on the back pages of the Ashbourne Telegraph routinely reported on community activities such as whist drives, and dances, but also had the task of relating the various fortunes … Continue reading

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February 9, 1917

Ashbourne was in the grip of snow and ice – a cold snap that was showing now sign of a thaw. “It is many years since Ashbourne experienced such a severe spell of winter as we are experiencing now, for … Continue reading

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February 2, 1917

  The gallantry of the Sherwood Foresters’ territorials was saluted in the front page editorial column – with praise from a British Army General. The cruel jibes of ‘playing soldiers’ which some used to taunt the ‘Terriers’ in the early … Continue reading

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