October 1, 1915

Great War Reports

A casual reader of the Ashbourne Telegraph dated October 1, 1915, might have missed any reference to the war were it not for the advertisers’ announcements.

In the Pubic notices column on page 3 The British and Foreign Bible Society gave notice of a public meeting in the Town Hall on the subject of The Bible and the War; on page 4 WR Marple and Son of St John Street announced their Great War Sale of ‘drapery, millinery, mantles, carpets and linoleums’ would start on Saturday, while on page 5 grocer Rupert Marsden, also of St John Street, urged customers to seek value for money good under the heading ‘Quality and War Prices’.

Editorially the paper continued with its weekly columns which avoided mention of the war, except for a detailed report of a memorial service held for three Ashbourne men who had lost their lives – brothers Thomas and…

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