A daily look back at the news making the headlines 100, 50 and 25 years ago.
10:27am Wednesday 22nd October 2014
9:50am Tuesday 21st October 2014
9:01am Monday 20th October 2014
100 years ago: A correspondent who had visited the Indian Expeditionary Force in France said that the Indian troops marched with martial, but solemn and almost sacerdotal steps, while the immense number of cows, sheep, and goats which followed them gave the appearance of a pastoral tribe emigrating to the Promised Land.
6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014
100 years ago: The following telegram had been received from Vienna: “The Austrian and Hungarian Governments, in conjunction with the Ministry of War, have decided to summon all men between the ages of 24 and 36, liable for service with the landsturm who have hitherto not served owing to physical disability or other causes...
10:22am Thursday 16th October 2014
100 years ago: Our men had made themselves fairly comfortable in the trenches in the numerous quarries, and in the picturesque villages whose steep streets and red-tiled roofs climbed the slopes and peeked out amid the green and the russet of the woods.
10:44am Wednesday 15th October 2014
100 years ago: A telegram dispatched from the German General Headquarters said: “The enemy, including part of the Antwerp garrison, is hastily retreating from Ghent westwards to the coast, pursued by our troops.
10:52am Tuesday 14th October 2014
100 years ago: MR Herbert Samuel, president of the Local Government Board, had made an appeal to those local representative committees formed to deal with the prevention and relief of distress which were situated in the many districts where exceptional distress was still happily absent, to come to the assistance – if they had not already done so – of the Belgian refugees.
9:46am Monday 13th October 2014
7:00am Saturday 11th October 2014
10:01am Friday 10th October 2014
100 years ago: General Sir Robert Baden-Powell, in an address at the close of the recent match on the Tottenham Hotspur football ground, said that as an old footballer he had enjoyed the game, which was a splendid one to watch, but when goals were scored he could not help thinking of our boys making charges into the enemy’s lines, and when the ball was kicked he thought of the cannon shot.
11:30am Thursday 9th October 2014
9:51am Wednesday 8th October 2014
10:19am Tuesday 7th October 2014
8:00am Saturday 4th October 2014
8:44am Friday 3rd October 2014
100 years ag:o Mrs AP Tweedale, of Mount Vale, York, who was in her 97th year, had set an example which, it was suggested, the younger ladies of York might well emulate, for this week she had dispatched to the Lady-in-Waiting at Devonshire House three pairs of socks which she had knitted herself for soldiers at the front.
11:46am Thursday 2nd October 2014
2:46pm Wednesday 1st October 2014
100 years ago: The Archbishop of York wrote: “During the last month we have learned three things more clearly and each should be a spur to action. The first is that Germany might have at the last moment secured peace and that she insisted on war.
2:47pm Tuesday 30th September 2014
100 years ag:o THE development of the German attack on the Belgian army had continued the previous day with heavy fire on the forts of Antwerp at Waelhem and Catherine St Wavre, siege artillery being used.
11:01am Saturday 27th September 2014
2:41pm Friday 26th September 2014
12:43pm Wednesday 24th September 2014
100 years ago: Annie Constance Plumer wrote: “May I appeal through the columns of your newspaper to the women of the Empire residing in or about York to send socks or woollen belts to the soldiers at the front?
2:16pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014
9:15am Saturday 20th September 2014
100 years ago: The Postal and Telegraph Record, the weekly organ of the Postal Telegraph Service, in its current issue made grave charges of mismanagement at the Central Telegraph Office due, it was alleged, to the “chaotic staffing arrangements and the penny wise and pound foolish policy maintained with extraordinary tenacity.”
10:23am Thursday 18th September 2014
100 years ago: Lord Kitchener had made some important announcements in the House of Lords. “In response to the call for troops for the new army,” he said, “we have had a most remarkable demonstration of patriotism from the young men of this country.
9:29am Wednesday 17th September 2014
9:17am Wednesday 17th September 2014
100 years ago: After having two horses shot under him, Private Carter was wounded by a shrapnel shell which had struck his stirrup and a portion of it entered his foot. He was taken to a school which was being used as a hospital, and which already contained 20 wounded soldiers and an artillery officer.
9:16am Monday 15th September 2014
100 years ago: The president of The Yorkshire County Cricket Club wrote: “The Yorkshire County Cricket Club has been asked to do all in its power to help the formation of a cricketers' corps, which has now received the sanction of Lord Kitchener, provided that at least 1000 men are raised.
10:11am Saturday 13th September 2014
10:29am Friday 12th September 2014
100 years ago: THE French newspaper “Temps,” in a leading article said: “For a long time the marvellous qualities of the British soldier have been well-known, and they have been demonstrated anew in this rough campaign in a manner which imposes respect and excites in France a feeling of deep gratitude...
9:51am Thursday 11th September 2014
100 years ago: The Prime Minister, having received a copy of the “Yorkshire Herald” of the 8th of September containing the portraits of Mr and Mrs Calpin with their ten soldier and sailor sons, had intimated through his private secretary that he had received with satisfaction the interesting reference in the “Yorkshire Herald” to “a patriotic York family.”
11:05am Wednesday 10th September 2014
10:02am Tuesday 9th September 2014
100 years ago: THE current conflict was the most remarkable in modern history. A military correspondent pointed out that the numbers engaged, the perfection of the organised forces, the deadliness of the weapons employed, and the greatness of the issues at stake all combined to render this gigantic clash of arms famous above all others in the story of the nations.
9:16am Monday 8th September 2014
100 years ago: The Lord Mayor wrote: “We, the Lord Mayor and Magistrates and some representative women of the city of York, appeal to you men and women, old or young, you show your devotion to your city and country in its time of stress and peril by refraining from doing anything which will lessen the efficiency of the newly-recruited men, or make the new conditions in which they find themselves more difficult for them...
10:26am Saturday 6th September 2014
100 years ago: In a little humble cottage off Walmgate there resided a couple of whom the citizens of York should, it was stated, feel immensely proud and who furnished a bright example to the whole country
9:55am Friday 5th September 2014
100 years ago: THE Admiralty had issued the following announcement: “Parcels and packages of books, periodicals and clothing intended for the use of His Majesty’s Fleet will be conveyed free of charge over the British railways to naval ports provided they are dispatched and consigned direct by a properly-constituted and recognised organisation such as secretaries of branches of the Navy League and kindred bodies, recognised charitable organisations, or urban or parish councils.
10:37am Thursday 4th September 2014
100 years ago: An appeal in the Yorkshire Evening Press the previous night had brought home to the York public the picture of 1000 young recruits in the city suffering intolerable hardships, and bearing undue privations.
10:37am Wednesday 3rd September 2014
11:58am Tuesday 2nd September 2014
9:44am Monday 1st September 2014
100 years ago: Private A McGillivray, a Highlander, in a letter to his mother wrote: “Of my company only ten were unhit. I saw a handful of Irishmen throw themselves in front of a regiment of cavalry who were trying to cut off a battery of horse artillery. It was one of the finest deeds I ever saw.
10:51am Saturday 30th August 2014
100 years ago: WF Wailes-Fairbairn, Askham Grange, Askham Richard, wrote: “There are heaps of young fellows hanging about doing nothing but amuse themselves, who are to outward appearance fit to fight; I wish the women and girls would make a point of ostracising all such, and for very shame they would have to do their duty.
9:59am Friday 29th August 2014
9:23am Thursday 28th August 2014
100 years ago: WITH regard to Army Reservists, Territorials, and Volunteers in the railway service who had joined the Colours, it was announced that the railway companies had arranged to supplement the Army pay and allowance in such a manner that the families would be maintained in circumstances which should avoid hardship during the absence of the breadwinner of the family.
11:03am Tuesday 26th August 2014
8:41am Monday 25th August 2014
100 years ago: Mr Alan Ostler, the “Express” correspondent wrote from a French Station, the name of which was not disclosed: “A troop train had just drawn up at the far end of an isolated platform, and from it embarked wounded British hussars and captive German cuirassiers. One of the British soldiers told of his encounter with the German cuirassiers.
12:32pm Saturday 23rd August 2014
11:36am Friday 22nd August 2014
9:41am Thursday 21st August 2014
100 years ago: GREAT disappointment had been caused throughout the whole of the pigeon racing circles of the country by the action of the railway companies in refusing to carry fanciers’ birds to the race marking station at Birmingham, in view of the national event which was to be flown from Swindon.
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