Bygone News

Bygone News: Reports from the Newspaper Archives

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Macclesfield WWI Book

Macclesfield Reflects and Cheshire Villages Great War Society member Harry Carlisle has produced a 422 page A4 illustrated softback book, “Not Just a Name”, giving a background to 664 of the 667 names listed on the Macclesfield Park Green World War I war … Continue reading

Bygone news: 13 May 1916 – The Macclesfield Courier

News from the Macclesfield Courier of 13th May 1916. Escaped from Handforth – Last Groups Called Up – New Duty Imposed on Firms – Rural District Tribunal: Cheshire Wives Very Disappointing – Local Tribunal – Employment of Women in Agriculture – Macclesfield Football Club’s Liabilities

Bygone news: 15 Apr 1916 – The Macclesfield Courier

News from the Macclesfield Courier of 15th April 1916. Licensee and customer fined – Local trade dispute – Call to Youths of 18 – Wounded soldiers entertained – Hurdsfield House Hospital – Macclesfield Football Club’s Closure

Bygone news: 12 Feb 1916 – The Macclesfield Courier

News from the Macclesfield Courier of 12th February 1916. Commercial Classes for Women – Opening of new Gas Plant – Macclesfield man’s success in Australia – Our Soldiers in Bedford – Cheshire Prisoners of War

Bygone news: 24 July 1915 – Our Boys For The Front

News from the Macclesfield Courier and Herald of Saturday 24th July 1915. Our Boys For The Front – 256 names and addresses of 1/7th Cheshire Regiment men who left last week for service overseas – letter from ‘A Macclesfield Woman’ denouncing Macclesfield Corporation’s … Continue reading

Bygone news: 21st November 1914

News from the Macclesfield Courier and Herald of Saturday 21st November 1914. No Doctor in the Township – More money for Gasworks – Macclesfield Man returns maimed – Old Age Pensioners Interesting Wedding – A False Alarm – Fewer Christmas Turkeys – The Handforth … Continue reading

Bygone news: 7th November 1914

News from the Macclesfield Courier and Herald of Saturday 7th November 1914. Langley Man Prisoner of War – Royal Engineers at Bulford – Territorials leave Macclesfield –  Serious allegation against local silk firm – Lectures on the War – More Socks needed – Robbing … Continue reading

Bygone news: 26th September 1914

News from the Macclesfield Courier and Herald of Saturday 26th September 1914. War Woollens Wanted – Congleton’s War Relief Efforts – Grammar School Old Boys – Life as a New Recruit – ‘Bull-dog Tenacity’ – Cheshire Casualties and Newly Enlisted – Citizen’s Defence League … Continue reading

Bygone news: 5th September 1914 (part 2)

More news from the Macclesfield Courier and Herald of Saturday 5th September 1914. Still They Come – Macclesfield Men for Foreign Service: Splendid Recruiting During the Week A list of Macclesfield and District men who were recruited into the 7th Battalion Cheshire Regiment for … Continue reading

Bygone news: 5th September 1914

News from the Macclesfield Courier and Herald of Saturday 5th September 1914. Langley Farmers Show Cancelled – Industrial School Swimming Gala – White Feathers – Recruitment – Red Cross donations – Wages – Wounded Men Return

Bygone news: 29th August 1914

News from the Macclesfield Courier and Herald of Saturday 29th August 1914. Siddington Ladies War Effort – Sutton Rifle Club invites all to learn to shoot – Scale of Relief Pay Fixed – Veterans join the Colours … Continue reading

Bygone news: 22nd August 1914

Published in the Macclesfield Courier and Herald of Saturday 29th August 1914. THE NATIONAL RESERVES: MACCLESFIELD “VETERANS” JOIN THE COLOURS. Names of the Macclesfield National Reserves who have volunteered and on 22nd August departed for Chester. … Continue reading