Monthly Archives: March 2017

March 30, 1917

The call to arms in 1917 resulted in another Ashbourne business announcing that it would be closing its doors. An advertisement on page three of the Telegraph from J Gallimore, family butcher, announced that the premises would be closed from … Continue reading

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March 23, 1917

News reached Ashbourne of the deaths of two more Sherwood Foresters this week in 1917, as the area’s roll of honour grew yet longer. Lance Corporal S Barker, the only son of the late Mr Isaac Barker and Mrs Fowell … Continue reading

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March 16, 1917

The draining of able-bodied and skilled men from agriculture to swell the ranks of the armed forces had been a topic for discussion since the early months of the war, and by 1917 it was considered by some to constitute … Continue reading

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March 9, 1917

  Yet another Ashbourne soldier’s death was recorded in the columns of the Telegraph this week in 1917 but, unlike so many before him, Bombardier Wilfred Jones was the victim not of enemy fire, but ‘spotted fever’. Jones, who was … Continue reading

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March 2, 1917

For a second week the subject of food dominated much of the editorial space in the Ashbourne Telegraph as March heralded the start of spring. The paper repeated a claim published in Country Life magazine that breakfasts of porridge and … Continue reading

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