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

July 29

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10:38am Tuesday 29th July 2014

100 years ago: The situation in Europe was one of tremendous tension and terrible possibilities, and there was no means of forecasting the course immediate events would take.

July 28

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9:09am Monday 28th July 2014

100 years ago: IT WAS war in Europe, today, not peace. Such was the message which came from Vienna.

July 26

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8:44am Saturday 26th July 2014

100 years ago: THE editorial today read: “The secret and motive of the assassination of the Austrian heir in the Bosnian capital have been dramatically disclosed in the extraordinary European crisis with which last week was brought to a close.

July 25

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8:59am Friday 25th July 2014

100 years ago A travelling sales agent visiting a large factory had made a bet with the manager that he would pick out all the married men among the employees.

July 24

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10:07am Thursday 24th July 2014

100 years ago: IN view of the scepticism displayed towards the ancient art of “water divining” it was interesting to hear of a successful experiment carried to a conclusion near Malton.

July 23

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9:40am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

100 years ago: The Weston (Bath) Parish Council had discussed the question of the recent depredations by wasps in the recreation ground.

July 22

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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.

July 21

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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.

July 19

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8:47am Saturday 19th July 2014

100 years ago: Bull-baiting, a practice which had no legal sanction, but still in its day was an acknowledged custom, had been indulged in in York in days gone by.

July 18

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10:30am Friday 18th July 2014

100 years ago Harrogate Town Council had called a meeting to reconsider the question of flying from the Stray.

July 17

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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.

July 16

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8:41am Wednesday 16th July 2014

100 years ago: At the York City Police Court, William Jackson was summoned for hawking herrings without a licence on July 7.

July 15

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8:16am Wednesday 16th July 2014

100 years ago: Reference to lost domestic arts had been made by the Lord Mayor of London at a prize distribution at the Orphan School, Brixton.

July 14

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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.

July 12

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9:08am Saturday 12th July 2014

100 years ago: SIR Joseph Sykes Rymer would shortly present to the city a jewel to be worn by the lord mayor of the city.

July 11

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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.

July 10

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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.

July 9

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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.

July 8

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2:49pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

100 years ago: Tender amongst other things for bathing costumes had just been dealt with by a committee of the Scarborough Town Council.

July 7

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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.

July 5

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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.

July 4

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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.

July 3

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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.

July 2

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10:16am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

100 years ago: THE results of tests carried out by a committee of doctors at the Dresden Health Exhibition, with a view of discovering the coolest form of headgear, had currently a topical interest.

July 1

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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.

June 30

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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.

June 28

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11:48am Saturday 28th June 2014

100 years ago: AT the York City Police Court Samuel Pulleyn was summoned for allowing his dog to be at large without wearing a collar with the owner’s name and address thereon.

June 27

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11:45am Friday 27th June 2014

100 years ago: Schoolboy howlers were always entertaining. Here were a few selected from a number which would be published in the Students’ Column in the “Yorkshire Weekly Herald” at the weekend:

June 26

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11:16am Thursday 26th June 2014

100 years ago: THE Admiral of the Humber’s flag - the valuable old flag which the Mayors of Hull were permitted to fly - had had a narrow escape from destruction by fire the previous evening.

June 25

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11:41am Wednesday 25th June 2014

100 years ago: Mrs Maria Horsley, aged 80, who for many years had been the carrier between Seamer and Scarborough, has died.

June 21

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1:23pm Saturday 21st June 2014

100 years ago: STARTLING statements had been made in the annual report of Dr F B Macdonald, the schools medical officer at Northampton, with regard to the growth of nervous diseases among children.

June 20

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12:11pm Friday 20th June 2014

100 years ago: “Old York” wrote: “The letter of “Resident” will have the sympathy of many who appreciate the beauty of the trees around our beloved city.

June 19

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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.

June 18

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10:29am Wednesday 18th June 2014

100 years ago Mr Handel Booth, MP for Pontefract, and Mr J Hastings Duncan, MP for Otley, were to engage shortly in a pigeon-flying contest from Palace Yard, Westminster.

June 14

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10:10am Saturday 14th June 2014

100 years ago: AT Hampstead, Percy Prosse, aged 39, was charged with using insulting behaviour likely to lead to a breach of the peace.

June 13

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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.

June 12

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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.”

June 11

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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.

June 10

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11:02am Wednesday 11th June 2014

100 years ago: MR J G Butcher, KC MP, York, intended to call attention on the Home Office Vote to the inadequate inspection of pit ponies.

June 9

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8:25am Monday 9th June 2014

100 years ago: THE buttonhole adopted by the fishermen at Scarborough in connection with the wedding of two of their colleagues was the radish.

June 7

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11:13am Saturday 7th June 2014

100 years ago: SIR Robert Baden-Powell, the Chief Scout, had visited Leeds and there had been a signal demonstration in his honour.

June 6

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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...

June 5

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12:21pm Thursday 5th June 2014

100 years ago: BISHOP Boyd Carpenter, speaking at a meeting of the Reunion Society, said health was one of the conditions of national success, and he added to that character.

June 4

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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.

June 3

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12:20pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

100 years ago: Huge crowds had poured into Scarborough the previous day. It was generally acknowledged that the number of holidaymakers had been a record for Whitsuntide.

May 31

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12:35pm Saturday 31st May 2014

100 years ago: AT Wakefield an inquest had been held on Maria Gertrude Hargreaves, 38, weaver, a single woman who had died from the effects of a dose of carbolic acid.

May 30

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9:45am Friday 30th May 2014

100 years ago: Messrs Cochrane and Co had, the previous day, put out of blast their No 2 furnace at the Ormesby Ironworks, Middlesbrough, for re-lining.

May 29

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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.

May 28

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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...

May 27

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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.”



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