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October 4, 1918

Flags and garlands were hung in the street to welcome home a soldier who had been on active service for three years and eight months. Private T Fowell, sixth son of Mr and Mrs Fowell of Mayfield Road, Ashbourne, returned … Continue reading

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July 19, 1918

A curious headline on the back page of the Ashbourne Telegraph of July 19, 1918, catches the eye – Save Fruit Stones and Nut Shells. The text states that all fruit stones and hard nut shells were needed “at once … Continue reading

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July 14, 1916

News of more casualties of war reached the columns to the Ashbourne Telegraph this week in 1916. Mrs Callow of Green Road, received notification that her son Lieutenant Donald Callow of the Sherwood Foresters was missing. Callow, who joined the … Continue reading

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February 18, 1916

A bombing raid by German Zeppelins over Derbyshire and Staffordshire overnight on January 31, 1916, had received almost no coverage in the Ashbourne Telegraph, just a letter on the back page of the edition of February 11 from ‘A Regular’ … Continue reading

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May 14, 1915

The sinking of the steamship RMS Lusitania on May 7, 1915, caused one of the greatest civilian outrages of the war and the Ashbourne Telegraph was able to bring its readers a first-hand account. Within days of the incident, which … Continue reading

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