A remarkably prescient prediction of how long the war would last was recorded in the September 19, 1916, edition of the Market Harborough Advertiser. 522 more words
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Yes, the platform is relatively new but adverts for ‘lonely hearts’ were around a hundred years ago with the September 12, 1916, edition of the… 451 more words
News of a shoulder injury to legendary hero Edgar Mobbs dominates the August 29, 1916, edition of the Market Harborough Advertiser.
The former Northampton Saints and England rugby star was the rallying point at the beginning of the war for many Harborough area men who enlisted into the 7th Battalion of the Northamptonshire Regiment – or Mobbs’ Corps as it was affectionately known. 512 more words
Fancy an amble through the leafy area of Dublin 4, from the RDS, over the Dodder at Ballsbridge and onward to the banks of the Grand Canal? 3,429 more words
Image of Basil Hallam, the Knut with a Capital K.© National Portrait Gallery, London. Reproduced with thanks under Creative Commons.
As previous posts on this site have explored, fashion – and war – could produce some unlikely conjunctions. 1,752 more words
“Mankind is under a sentence of life and petitioning to have it commuted to death.”
These are the despairing words of Victorian poet Francis Thompson, reproduced in the August 22, 1916, edition of the… 646 more words