Poignant snapshot of Pendle news in 1914

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As Pendle prepares to commemorate the centenary year of the First World War, REBECCA COHEN takes a look back at how the Colne and Nelson Times covered the news back in 1914...

“Hand gripped hand in silent sympathy, and a cheer rent the air as the train steamed out again. But there were some sorrowful hearts and tear-dimmed faces as wife, sweetheart, and mother wondered whether their loved ones would return or not.”

The horror of the trenches in the Great War1914-18. World War One
The horror of the trenches in the Great War1914-18. World War One

At once harrowing and poignant, this powerful description from the August 7th edition of the Colne and Nelson Times gives just a snippet of how Pendle residents felt as Britain declared war on Germany in 1914.

 

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