A daily look back at the news making the headlines 100, 50 and 25 years ago.

October 30

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9:57am Thursday 30th October 2014

100 years ago: An advertisement suggested: “Have Your Umbrella Kendall-Covered”. “Every new cover Kendall’s put on an old umbrella is an effort to win a constant customer.

October 29

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10:48am Wednesday 29th October 2014

100 years ago: A spy in German pay had been shot at the camp of Chalons, the French Aldershot. He was a man named Minquet, and the most remarkable thing about him was that he was blind.

October 28

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9:46am Tuesday 28th October 2014

100 years ago: M Briand and M Sarrant, who had left for Bordeaux after their tour in the East of France, were much impressed by the terrible scenes of devastation which they had witnessed, but also by the invincible hope in the future manifested by the inhabitants of the stricken districts through which they had passed.

October 27

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9:10am Monday 27th October 2014

100 years ago: It was predicted that there would be a large crowd at Field View, Burton Lane, the following afternoon, when York City would meet Goole Town in their replayed tie in the second qualifying round of the English Cup competition.

25 October

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8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

100 years ago: There had been an enormous wastage of horses in the war. It was estimated that on average each German cavalryman had already “used up” two mounts, and was now riding his third.

October 24

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10:06am Friday 24th October 2014

100 years ago: FOR many weeks the Military Hospital at York had been ready for the reception of wounded British soldiers, and the first batch, 77 in all, had just arrived on a special Red Cross train in which the men had travelled from Southampton.

October 23

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9:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014

100 years ago: Private Jackson, of the East Yorkshire Regiment, had spoken of the admiration which the uniform of the British troops excited in the French soldier.

October 22

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10:27am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

100 years ago: The fate of Lille, the Manchester of France, had been graphically described by a newspaper correspondent who had been in the town on the night of October 13.

October 21

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9:50am Tuesday 21st October 2014

100 years ago: THE Manchester authorities had watched ceaselessly the suspect aliens in the city, and large quantities of wireless apparatus had been seized by the police from time to time.

October 20

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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.

October 18

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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...

October 17

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10:12am Friday 17th October 2014

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October 16

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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.

October 15

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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.

October 14

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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.

October 13

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9:46am Monday 13th October 2014

100 years ago: An account had been given of a visit paid by a French journalist to one of the camps of wounded behind the centre of the French fighting line.

October 11

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7:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

100 years ag:o British aviators’ intentions in regard to the Zeppelins had been mentioned guardedly, but pointedly, by Mr Waterman Runciman, in a speech at a recent recruiting meeting.

10 October

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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.

October 9

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11:30am Thursday 9th October 2014

100 years ago: A Tynesider at the front, who was serving in the Transport Department, had had a long and interesting conversation with some ladies at a railway station.

October 8

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9:51am Wednesday 8th October 2014

100 years ago: THERE had been an exciting aeroplane chase in the neighbourhood of Epernay.

October 7

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10:19am Tuesday 7th October 2014

100 years ago: THE first contingent of Belgian refugees destined to be entertained in York and its environs had arrived, and received a great reception in the city.

October 4

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8:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

100 years ago: Official intimation had been received today that two of the Scarborough sailors who had been on the ill-fated cruisers Aboukir, Hogue, and Cressy had been lost.

October 3

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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.

October 2

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11:46am Thursday 2nd October 2014

100 years ago: The Antwerp “Nieuwe Gazet” had published a two column article in English entitled “To the British Nation.”

October 1

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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.

September 30

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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.

September 27

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11:01am Saturday 27th September 2014

100 years ago: Berlin telegrams on the subject of the sinking of the three British cruisers in the North Sea made remarkable reading reporting on the German newspaper writers’ flights of fancy.

September 26

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2:41pm Friday 26th September 2014

100 years ag:o British soldiers had gained a reputation in France for the manner in which they cared for their horses.

September 24

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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?

September 23

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2:16pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

100 years ago At All Saints Church, Pavement, York, a marriage had been solemnised between Mr Harold Williams, of Sleaford, and Miss Florence Annie Bullivant of Feasegate, York.

September 20

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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.”

September 19

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9:51am Friday 19th September 2014

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September 18

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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.

September 17

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9:29am Wednesday 17th September 2014

100 years ago: OUR British allies had, as everyone knew, two main preoccupations – to be able to shave and to have tea. No danger deterred them from their allegiance to the razor and the teapot.

September 16

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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.

September 15

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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.

September 13

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10:11am Saturday 13th September 2014

100 years ago: Stories of heroism displayed by British troops were reported in the news.

September 12

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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...

September 11

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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.”

September 10

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11:05am Wednesday 10th September 2014

100 years ago: PRINCESS Mary, with the approval of her Majesty the Queen, had become patron of the League of Young Patriots.

September 9

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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.

September 8

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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...

September 6

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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

September 5

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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.

September 4

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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.

September 3

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10:37am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

100 years ago: Paris, Wednesday: For the fourth day in succession, Paris was visited by a German aeroplane, which circled over the city for 20 minutes between five and six o’clock.

September 2

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11:58am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

100 years ago: MR Harry Hancock, an electrical engineer, who had just returned from Antwerp, where he was during the Zeppelin bombardment, gave the following account:

September 1

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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.

August 30

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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.

August 29

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9:59am Friday 29th August 2014

100 years ago: AMONG the injured of the British Expeditionary Force who had arrived at Charing Cross, London, by the Continental boat train, was a soldier in the King’s Own Lancashire Regiment.


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