Monthly Archives: December 2018

December 27, 1918

Weather extremes have always been a staple of newspaper coverage, particularly over the difficult Christmas period when public holidays interrupt the usual workflow. It was no different in 1918, when a sudden snowfall fired the imagination of the editorial team … Continue reading

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December 20, 1918

In the five weeks since the Armistice, 25 of Ashbourne’s prisoners of war had returned home. The remaining 20 men were expected ‘almost any time’ the Telegraph reported. “Several of the 1914 men who have been at Soltau and Hanover … Continue reading

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December 13, 1918

Lance Corporal Caleb Tanner, who had been killed just days before the end of hostilities had been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal a matter of weeks before he died. His mother received the following letter from his comrades in arms: … Continue reading

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December 6, 1918

One by one, Ashbourne’s prisoners of war began to return home and each was greeted with enthusiasm as they stepped off the train. “On Friday evening Pte Pegge of Clifton was met at that station where he was met by … Continue reading

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