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December 5, 1916 – Christmas shopping in Market Harborough going with a bang

Christmas in Market Harborough’s town centre is in full swing despite the continued fighting on so many fronts.

The December 5, 1916, edition of the… 563 more words

November 28, 1916 – Bolshie ironstone worker fined for ‘treasonable’ admiration of the German war machine

A pub argument landed a Desborough man in court for ‘treasonable talk’ because he called the Kaiser ‘a good man at warfare and strategy’.

The case against Ernest Giles of Federation Avenue is reported in the November 28, 1916, edition of the… 715 more words

November 21, 1916 – Santa’s little helpers are making life a little better for the men in the trenches

The spark of humanity will be felt on Christmas Day by every single one of the 1,500 officers and men from the Market Harborough district. 427 more words

November 7, 1916 – Death stalks Harborough: from teenagers barely able to shave to a one-month-old baby boy

Today we call it SIDS – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome – but in 1916 they called it plain old common sense.

This poignant insight into the lives – and deaths – of babies is revealed in the November 7, 1916, edition of the… 645 more words

Joseph Roth: Croquis de Voyage

Joseph Roth wrote two of my favourite novels, The Emperor’s Tomb and The Radetzky March, to which I shall be returning shortly, prompted by my reading of this collection of travel pieces. 351 more words

Travel Writing

October 31, 1916 – Censor can’t stop distribution of the Advertiser in the frontline trenches

The shadow of the censor’s heavy hand can be seen quite clearly in the editorial columns of the October 31, 1916, edition of the Market Harborough Advertiser… 642 more words

October 24, 1916 – Women changing the face of WW1 Britain

A huge change in Edwardian society is supported by statistics reported in the October 24, 1916, edition of the Market Harborough Advertiser, which show that nearly a million women are now doing men’s jobs. 518 more words