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A daily look back at the news making the headlines 100, 50 and 25 years ago.
10:08am Friday 7th March 2014
100 years ago: “In view of the evidence of widespread immorality in our midst, this conference is of the opinion that more definite moral education should be given to young people by parents, and also at suitable times by teachers.”
10:28am Thursday 6th March 2014
10:21am Wednesday 5th March 2014
100 years ago: A remarkable operation had been performed in Paris, when two baby girls, named Suzanne and Madeleine, who had been born joined together by a fibro-cartilaginous tissue, were separated into two perfectly formed children.
11:36am Tuesday 4th March 2014
11:44am Monday 3rd March 2014
8:53am Saturday 1st March 2014
10:51am Friday 28th February 2014
11:53am Thursday 27th February 2014
10:18am Wednesday 26th February 2014
9:54am Tuesday 25th February 2014
100 years ago: At a meeting of the Sanitary Committee of the Middlesbrough Corporation, Alderman Pattison wrote a letter from Mr James Downing on behalf of himself and others, stating that they had taken up rat catching as a hobby, and since the previous May had killed 679 rats.
11:38am Monday 24th February 2014
100 years ago: “An Old Citizen”, recalled the days when on Shrove Tuesday all apprentices were let off at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, at the ringing of the Pancake Bell, which hung in the gable end of the Merchants' Hall, Fossgate, facing the Foss.
8:00am Friday 21st February 2014
100 years ago: Professor Charnock, speaking at the annual dinner of the Yorkshire local section of the Institution of Electrical Engineers at Leeds, said if the prospects held out to young men were not sufficiently bright they would fail to enlist the services of the best men, and in his opinion this was the one thing there was a tendency to neglect in all branches of engineering in this country.
9:49am Thursday 20th February 2014
100 years ago: At the York City Juvenile Court, William Dalby, 15, and Harry Dobson, 14, were summoned for stealing six penny packets of chocolate from the shop of Mrs Rose Clark Snarry, tobacconist and confectioner, of 12 Fishergate, on February 16th.
8:04am Wednesday 19th February 2014
9:42am Tuesday 18th February 2014
100 years ago: After the lapse of several months, and the appearance of many unexpected delays, the bells of York Minster, which the previous May had been removed to London to undergo retuning and general repair at the famous Spitalfields bell-foundry of Messrs Warner and Sons, Ltd, were expected to arrive in the city today.
12:23pm Monday 17th February 2014
8:32am Saturday 15th February 2014
100 years ago: What could have been taken as a sequel to the recent visit of the suffragists’ deputation to the Archbishop's Palace had taken place in the course of the morning service at Bishopthorpe Church, in which the Archbishop had taken part.
11:35am Friday 14th February 2014
11:36am Thursday 13th February 2014
9:51am Wednesday 12th February 2014
10:00am Tuesday 11th February 2014
100 years ago: The police, after a free fight at Campden Hill-Square, London, had arrested a woman under the impression that she was Mrs Pankhurst, but who it appeared was another person “made up” to resemble the militant leader.
12:03pm Monday 10th February 2014
100 years ago: At the York County Court Mr KET Wilkinson appealed on behalf of Mrs George Simpson against an execution levied upon her goods by the Yorkshire Discount Company in respect to a loan obtained by her husband.
8:32am Saturday 8th February 2014
100 years ago: Judgement had been given in the Court of Appeal in the appeal by the Oceanic Steam Navigation Co Ltd, in four actions for damages brought under Lord Campbell’s Act by the relatives of four Irish emigrants who had been lost in the Titanic disaster.
10:58am Friday 7th February 2014
100 years ago: A writer to the Hebden Bridge Parish Magazine said: “Why do the choir chew so horribly together in church, and why are we distracted during the sermon by the sight of munching men and boys.
9:46am Thursday 6th February 2014
10:00am Wednesday 5th February 2014
10:22am Tuesday 4th February 2014
100 years ago: Fifty years before, the York Invalid Kitchen had been established, and what made the jubilee of the foundation particularly interesting was that the actual foundress of the charity was still living, and continued to take an active and abiding interest in its affairs.
8:41am Monday 3rd February 2014
9:31am Saturday 1st February 2014
9:17am Friday 31st January 2014
100 years ago: The well-known Government delegate from Ontario, Mr John Farrell, had just arrived in this country on his annual visit in order to give the latest information and advice with regard to the prospects for intending settlers in the Dominion.
7:50am Thursday 30th January 2014
11:16am Wednesday 29th January 2014
100 years ago: Horseshoes from many nations were among the 800 received by the Roads Improvement Association in connection with their offer of a prize of £100 for a horseshoe which would best enable a horse to keep its footing securely on roadways without damage to the road or itself.
10:28am Tuesday 28th January 2014
100 years ago: So great was the demand for domestic servants in Australia that women immigrants were being engaged by wireless telegraphy while on the high seas and before the ship had even sighted land.
11:35am Monday 27th January 2014
100 years ago: Yorkshiremen had two great hobbies – sport and success, interestingly remarked Dr C Herbert Smith at the annual meeting in London of the Society of Yorkshiremen. He went on as follows: “Yorkshiremen are always, or nearly always successful in life.”
7:50am Saturday 25th January 2014
100 years ago: Monk Bar, at the junction of Monkgate and Goodramgate, York, had withstood the wear and tear of nearly 700 years, but at last it was to undergo complete repairs, under the direction of the City Surveyor.
10:29am Friday 24th January 2014
12:05pm Thursday 23rd January 2014
100 years ago: At the Mansion House, York, the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress (Councillor H Rhodes Brown and Mrs Rhodes Brown) had given a party in celebration of the twenty-first birthday of their daughter, Miss Lillian Ada Rhodes Brown
9:49am Wednesday 22nd January 2014
10:05am Tuesday 21st January 2014
100 years ago: Mr EF Fox presided at the weekly meeting of the York YMCA Literary and Debating Society, where Mrs Meyer (of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies) opened a discussion on “Should women sit in Parliament?”
9:26am Monday 20th January 2014
100 years ago: Quite a sensation had been caused in the vicinity of Bootham by the antics of a bullock, which had entered the shop of Thomas Harwood, who carried on the business of an ironmonger and earthenware dealer.
11:04am Saturday 18th January 2014
100 years ago: For the most part Pudsey had no Sunday delivery of letters, and a speaker at a meeting described the system of giving them out at the Post Office on the Sabbath on application as almost antediluvian.
9:46am Friday 17th January 2014
11:40am Thursday 16th January 2014
100 years ago: January 16th should be kept as a feast by hatters, said a gossip, for on that date in 1797 John Hetherington had emerged from his haberdashery shop in the Strand wearing the first silk hat ever seen in public.
9:49am Wednesday 15th January 2014
9:43am Tuesday 14th January 2014
100 years ago: ACOMB was very proud of itself as a residential suburb of York. It claimed to be one of the healthiest places in the county. Of ancient aspect in many ways, its dwelling accommodation was rapidly expanding.
8:34am Saturday 11th January 2014
9:17am Friday 10th January 2014
100 years ago: The "Simplified Speling Sosieti" had forwarded proofs of "Nurseri Riems and Simpl Poems: A Furst Reeder in Simplified Speling," prepared by Mr Robert Jackson, Lecturer in Phonetics at the Training College, Dundee, for experimental purposes in certain schools in Scotland, and for private use by members of the society who desired to educate their children in the new spelling.
10:40am Thursday 9th January 2014
100 years ago: An official statement had been issued by the directors of the British Radium Corporation, Ltd, in reply to a complaint by Dr Barlow, of the Cancer Research Laboratories at the Middlesex Hospital, that “the high cost of radium is a crying shame”.