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June 22, 1917

Not for the first time, the reporting of war-related items at home took precedence over news from the front this week in 1917. Although there was news of a soldier being killed in action, far greater space was devoted to … Continue reading

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April 13, 1917

  Austerity has become a term much in vogue in recent years, but tough as life may be, it is doubtful that the current day Ashbourne News Telegraph would suggest money saving tips like those of 1917. “Save Soap: The … Continue reading

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April 6, 1917

It is not clear what prompted such optimism at the drapers CH Coates, in The Square, but the shop’s advert on Page 2 of the Ashbourne Telegraph this week in 1917 screamed: “Prepare to celebrate the coming victory!” Apparently they … 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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January 19, 1917

A German shell claimed the lives of nearly two dozen artillerymen in the first few days of 1917 – including a young man from Ashbourne. Gunner WJ Sellers’ mother was notified of his death in short, perfunctory letter from his … Continue reading

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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 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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October 20, 1916

Two more fatalities were recorded in the Ashbourne Telegraph’s For King and Country column this week, accompanied by official photographs of the men in uniform. Second Lieutenant HHO Stafford who was just 21, was the son of Mr and Mrs … Continue reading

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September 8, 1916

Sandwiched between an advertorial promoting Doan’s Backache Kidney Pills and a lineage advert for ‘dark green paper blinds’ being sold by the Ashbourne Telegraph’s stationery department was a single paragraph, with no headline, announced that Trooper E H Carter of … Continue reading

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