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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

Hot off the press: Newsbank

Have you heard of Newsbank? I would like to introduce this valuable online reference resource which is available (at no cost!) to Hammersmith & Fulham library members. 272 more words

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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

A Friendly Evening With the Last of the Media

Several of the last remaining members of the local news media got together Monday night at a friend’s nearby house, and as you might expect it was a rather glum affair. 1,489 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