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March 5, 1915

Although not for the first time since the start of the war, the March 5, 1915, edition of the Telegraph featured photographs on its pages. A first was a picture of some troops serving overseas, though not servicemen from Ashbourne. 873 more words

Tuesday Finds

A few nice finds today, again the cold seemed to have kept many of the dealers away. Nevertheless I am pleased with these little additions to my collection… 488 more words


February 19, 1915

Fear of invasion by German forces had prompted the urgent formation of a Home Guard and bolstered calls for more urgent recruitment of men to the armed services. 968 more words

February 12, 1915

The enthusiasm for the establishment of a Home Guard unit in Ashbourne was mirrored by residents of nearby villages who flocked to parish meetings to discuss defending homes against a German invasion. 935 more words

February 5, 1915

Drunkenness among the womenfolk of the nation was a causing concern with reports in the national press of a dramatic increase in the numbers frequenting pubs. 964 more words

Traces of war in the Ogwen Valley

Yesterday’s snow in Snowdonia meant that the already beautiful Ogwen Valley was even more stunning (if a little cold!).

In the spring and summer of 1940, ‘stop lines’ were built all over the United Kingdom to repel, or at least slow down, a German invasion. 110 more words

January 29, 1915

Derbyshire became the first county outside London to form a Home Guard 100 years ago this week – with Ashbourne in the vanguard.
A meeting prominently advertised in the Telegraph a week previously was well attended and addressing the audience Mr THB Bamford was bullish about the passage of the war.  864 more words