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A daily look back at the news making the headlines 100, 50 and 25 years ago.
10:13am Wednesday 4th December 2013
100 years ago: The Bishop of Birmingham, who was keenly interested in athletics, had written to the secretary of the Birmingham Athletic Institute a letter in which he said: “Do you think it would be possible or useful to try to get our young fellows to be a little more interested in walking?
10:46am Tuesday 3rd December 2013
11:10am Monday 2nd December 2013
7:48am Saturday 30th November 2013
9:41am Friday 29th November 2013
100 years ago: Immense possibilities were contained in the new movement towards installing wireless telegraphy on Hull steam trawlers, and thus establishing communication between the fleet at the Dogger Bank and the offices of the trawler owners.
9:40am Thursday 28th November 2013
9:17am Wednesday 27th November 2013
12:44pm Tuesday 26th November 2013
100 years ago: “A Yorkshire Housewife” wrote: “May I ask for a small space in your paper to protest against the so-called philanthropic efforts of the ladies who are using all their persuasive energies to induce English (and especially Yorkshire) girls with domestic training to emigrate to Australia, when there is such a deplorable dearth of their kind available for the requirements of our English homes.
11:15am Monday 25th November 2013
9:35am Saturday 23rd November 2013
10:08am Friday 22nd November 2013
10:24am Thursday 21st November 2013
100 years ago: Two essentials were needed if young men were to keep themselves fit, according to Sir Douglas Powell, MD. No smoking before the age of eighteen years, and then in moderation, and no drinking between meals.
9:14am Wednesday 20th November 2013
11:12am Tuesday 19th November 2013
8:06am Monday 18th November 2013
100 years ago: A letter from “An Old Voyager”, a York man who had left the city over 40 years before and who had now returned to feel the spell of old associations and to revive old memories, said he had been a wanderer for 41 years in foreign lands and had seen many places and many peoples.
7:43am Saturday 16th November 2013
2:38pm Friday 15th November 2013
100 years ago: A letter was to be delivered to each householder in Newcastle, asking that all vegetable garbage, rags, and paper, be burned in the kitchen fire, so that refuse placed in the ashbins would as far as possible, consist of dry ashes only.
9:47am Thursday 14th November 2013
9:50am Wednesday 13th November 2013
100 years ago: The new Lord Mayor (Councillor Rhodes Brown) had taken his seat at the City Police Court for the first time this morning, and the occasion was touched with just that necessary degree of ceremonial as to make it unusually impressive, interesting, and picturesque.
10:00am Tuesday 12th November 2013
100 years ago: St Helens police had taken a strong stand against the spread of “imitative crime” by means of the cinema and had banned a film that showed a burglary, and in another scene a man captured by thieves who was confined in a cellar with rats running over him.
11:21am Monday 11th November 2013
100 years ago: An interesting custom had been observed at the reception given by the Sheriff of York (Mr Newbald Kay) when the newly elected Lord Mayor (Councillor Rhodes Brown) handed to the Sheriff’s lady a silver mounted ebony staff, intimating that she was at liberty to keep the Sheriff in order with it until the Mansion House “at home,” when the Sheriff would take it to the Mansion House and present it to the Lady Mayoress to enable her to keep the Lord Mayor in order.
8:30am Saturday 9th November 2013
10:44am Thursday 7th November 2013
9:27am Wednesday 6th November 2013
100 years ago: In a faded old vellum book in the vestry of the Church of St Michael's-le-Belfry, York, there was a record of the baptism of one "Guye Fawxe, sone of Edward Fawxe, xvj, of Aprile, 1570," for the gentlemen whom we knew as Guy Fawkes had been born in York, and spent some years of his childhood here.
9:18am Tuesday 5th November 2013
11:58am Monday 4th November 2013
6:56am Saturday 2nd November 2013
100 years ago: The whims of society ladies were often of a very original character, and the photographers of London were vying each other in the suggestion of ideas with which to satisfy the current craving for something new.
10:01am Friday 1st November 2013
11:06am Thursday 31st October 2013
100 years ago: What was described as the biggest sale of radium that had yet taken place in the world, valued at over £60,000, had just been completed, the Radio Active Oxygen Institute of London having purchased 2000 milligrams (two grams) from Mr Paul Samter of Paris.
10:11am Wednesday 30th October 2013
12:37pm Tuesday 29th October 2013
100 years ago: At the Westminster Police Court, Freda Graham, of Acton, was charged with obstructing and assaulting Divisional-Inspector Skipper and two constables by throwing an irritant powder over them at Mr Lloyd George’s meeting, and Alexander Liddian, chemist, of Holborn, was also charged with obstructing the inspector in the execution of his duty.
12:14pm Monday 28th October 2013
8:38am Saturday 26th October 2013
100 years ago: Globe-trotting had lost half its fascination since the advent of cheap, universal travel, but the disappearing art had at least one ardent exponent in the person of Lauritz L Langager, a young Dane, who for a wager of 15,000 Kroner had undertaken to tour the world on foot, technically without money.
11:31am Friday 25th October 2013
10:39am Wednesday 23rd October 2013
100 years ago: A discussion had arisen at Ripon as to the propriety of the corporation altering the arrangement for the blowing of the 9 o’clock wakeman’s horn in the Market Place at the mayor’s residence.
12:13pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013
9:21am Saturday 19th October 2013
11:23am Friday 18th October 2013
100 years ago: The Dunne aeroplane had flown at Hendon the previous day with Commandant Felix as pilot. The Dunne was, it was claimed, automatically stable and its pilot’s doings had confirmed the claim.
8:39am Thursday 17th October 2013
10:30am Wednesday 16th October 2013
10:51am Tuesday 15th October 2013
10:44am Monday 14th October 2013
100 years ago: At the evening service at Shap Church on Sunday the Rev WH Crompton, Vicar, said he wished to draw attention to the behaviour of some women who assembled in church when weddings were being solemnised.
7:59am Saturday 12th October 2013
100 years ago: At the Beverley Police Court, Enoch Farrar, a travelling showman, was summoned for contravening the provisions of the Cinematograph Act, by using a cinematograph apparatus in which inflammable films were used, without giving the necessary notice to the police two days before the exhibition was held.
7:00am Friday 11th October 2013
100 years ago: At the monthly meeting of the Darlington Rural District Council, correspondence was read with Sir T Wrightson Bart, with regard to the water supply at certain houses upon his estate at Masham.
10:16am Wednesday 9th October 2013
10:09am Tuesday 8th October 2013
100 years ago: Councillor FT Reynolds, the deputy mayor of Southport, who was contesting the south ward in the municipal contests, had recently informed the electors that the seats in Scarisbrick New Road, one of the main thoroughfares into the town, were used for other purposes than merely to rest the pedestrian.
9:04am Saturday 5th October 2013
11:03am Thursday 3rd October 2013
10:54am Wednesday 2nd October 2013