A daily look back at the news making the headlines 100, 50 and 25 years ago.
10:07am Thursday 24th July 2014
9:40am Wednesday 23rd July 2014
2:42pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014
100 years ago: The Coroner had given an unusual object lesson at a South Shields inquest on the body of a two-year-old child, John Matthews, who had set fire to his flannelette shirt while playing with matches, and died two hours afterwards.
8:24am Monday 21st July 2014
100 years ago: An interesting ceremony had been performed at Hull when a number of almshouses, erected and endowed by Mr Christopher Pickering and given to the Hull Corporation for the aged poor, were opened by Mrs Pickering.
8:47am Saturday 19th July 2014
10:30am Friday 18th July 2014
8:35am Thursday 17th July 2014
100 years ago HER licence under the Cat and Mouse Act having expired, Mrs Pankhurst had been re-arrested as she was leaving a nursing home at Notting Hill, London, on a stretcher to speak as she had promised at Holland Park Hall.
8:41am Wednesday 16th July 2014
8:16am Wednesday 16th July 2014
11:51am Monday 14th July 2014
100 years ago Prince Arthur of Connaught had opened at Newport, Monmouthshire, the new lock of the Alexandra (Newport and South Wales) Docks and Railway Company, and formally inaugurated a great dock extension.
9:08am Saturday 12th July 2014
12:39pm Friday 11th July 2014
100 years ago: There had never been a time in the history of the Port of Hull when the quays of the Victoria Dock, the principal dock for cargoes of wood, had been more crowded than in the case at the present moment.
10:00am Thursday 10th July 2014
100 years ago: A “Moor Jock” sheep - one of a race bred on the Whitby Moors, and noted for their almost goat-like agility - had belted from a drove being driven by road from Seamer to Filey, and led its pursuers at a hot pace across country to the Filey Brigg headland, where, after bounding down the cliff side to an overhanging ledge, leapt clean down to the rock 40ft below.
9:30am Wednesday 9th July 2014
100 years ago: THE members of the New Mills Urban District Council had been supplied with copies of a special report from the County Medical Officer of Health, Dr S Barwise, on the alleged insanitary conditions existing in the town, where a house-to-house inspection had recently been made.
2:49pm Tuesday 8th July 2014
10:46am Monday 7th July 2014
100 years ago: Notwithstanding that the Metric System Act had been passed in 1897 legalising the use in trade of weights and measures of the metric system, not a single metric weight or measure other than those used for educational purposes had been examined and stamped under the metric system by the West Riding County Council staff during the year ended March 31st 1913.
1:19pm Saturday 5th July 2014
100 years ago: Those who were interested in the development of the traffic on the River Ouse and the growth of the trade of York were practically unanimous in the opinion that Selby Toll Bridge was a serious hindrance to the York traffic.
9:20am Friday 4th July 2014
100 years ago Sir Berkeley Moynihan, the well-known surgeon, opening a tuberculosis exhibition at the Leeds Town Hall under the auspices of the National Association for the Prevention of consumption, had recommended the boiling of milk intended for human consumption, and advocated an abundance of fresh air.
10:15am Thursday 3rd July 2014
100 years ago: Councillor John E Gibbs wrote: “I notice an extract of the Streets and Buildings Committee’s minutes, to which I have called the attention of the Markets and Streets and Buildings Committee which concerns the excreta of the cattle lying about on the road, which was never properly cleared away, and left to dry and to be blown about as dust, which I expound is very injurious to health.
10:16am Wednesday 2nd July 2014
10:10am Tuesday 1st July 2014
100 years ago: The Estate and Bridges Committee of the York Corporation had considered the question of lowering the portcullis at Monk Bar to enable it to be inspected by the public, and they had had statistics taken of the traffic passing through the bar on a particular Sunday to enable them to judge as to the best period of the day the portcullis might be lowered so as to interfere as little as possible with the traffic passing through the bar.
8:51am Monday 30th June 2014
100 years ago: THE York Centenary Cycling Club had had a run to Kirkham Abbey, leaving York at 2.45pm. A favourable breeze had made the journey outwards an easy one. The assent of Whitwell Hill, of course, had been made on foot.
11:48am Saturday 28th June 2014
11:45am Friday 27th June 2014
11:16am Thursday 26th June 2014
11:41am Wednesday 25th June 2014
1:23pm Saturday 21st June 2014
12:11pm Friday 20th June 2014
2:22pm Thursday 19th June 2014
100 years ago: Ninety per cent of the youthful criminals and delinquents placed in the charge of the New York Juvenile Association had been turned into exemplary citizens after having had their defective teeth properly treated.
10:29am Wednesday 18th June 2014
10:10am Saturday 14th June 2014
9:05am Friday 13th June 2014
100 years ago: THE hay harvest had commenced, one of the first to cut the crop being Mrs Newbald, of the Black Lion, Carlton Husthwaite, and haymaking was likely to be general in the course of a few days if the weather remained favourable.
10:10am Thursday 12th June 2014
100 years ago: AT THE dinner table recently someone had quoted the story of the usher who, reproved for announcing a family of fourteen with all their Christian names at length, while a string of people waited impatiently, grouped a Mr and Mrs and Miss Penny into a laconic “Three Pence.”
11:21am Wednesday 11th June 2014
100 years ago: A HINDQUARTER of frozen beef exhibited at Smithfield after being in cold storage for 18 years offered a remarkable example of the revolution which refrigeration was making in food supply.
11:02am Wednesday 11th June 2014
8:25am Monday 9th June 2014
11:13am Saturday 7th June 2014
9:25am Friday 6th June 2014
100 years ago: IN reference to a proposition made at the last meeting of the York City Council that the portcullis of Monk Bar might be lowered for inspection by the public on certain days in the year, the Estates and Bridges Committee had deemed it expedient...
12:21pm Thursday 5th June 2014
12:34pm Wednesday 4th June 2014
100 years ago: At St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York, this morning, the wedding had been solemnised of Mr Michael Thomas Harvey Sadler, son of Dr ME Sadler, Vice-Chancellor of Leeds University, and Miss Betty Tupper-Carey, daughter of Canon and Mrs Tupper-Carey, of York.
12:20pm Wednesday 4th June 2014
12:35pm Saturday 31st May 2014
9:45am Friday 30th May 2014
9:50am Thursday 29th May 2014
100 years ago: QUITE a new idea was the adding of Bird’s custard to Rice, Sago, and Tapioca puddings. There was a child in nearly every family who did not care for milk puddings, and the addition of this delicious and nutritious custard was an inducement to eat the pudding, which few children could resist.
12:39pm Wednesday 28th May 2014
100 years ago: Our Darlington correspondent wrote: “With regard to reports that have been published as to the introduction by the NER Company of express trains formed of carriages entirely built of steel as a precaution against the risks of fire, I learn on official authority that the Company’s intentions have been much over-stated...
2:04pm Tuesday 27th May 2014
100 years ago: Two years before, through the interest of Earl Feversham and Viscount and Lady Helmsley, an attempt had been made to revive weaving in Helmsley in an old cottage on the way to Rievaulx, known as “The Shuttle.”
8:29am Monday 26th May 2014
100 years ago THE Queen was celebrating the 47th anniversary of her birthday. Messages of congratulation had been received by her Majesty from the German Emperor and Empress, and from practically all the Royal houses of Europe.
9:31am Saturday 24th May 2014
100 years ago: SIDNEY A Smith, Hon Secretary of York Traders’ Association and York Ratepayers’ Association, York, wrote: “In your impression of Saturday there is a notice to the effect that the River Ouse will be lowered four feet below summer level on Whit Sunday and Monday.
12:09pm Friday 23rd May 2014
100 years ago: Mr Edward Bennett, master gardener, of Driffield, had devised a means whereby, when a railway train started, the carriage doors could be automatically locked through the medium of the brake currently in use.
12:47pm Wednesday 21st May 2014
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