Britain declared war on Germany on 4 August 1914 and life in Shipley and district was turned on its head. Men were mobilised, mills came to terms with new trading conditions, the community rallied to support those in need and there were concerns over possible food shortages, prices and hoarding.
The links below will take you week-by-week through some of the stories that appeared in the Shipley Times & Express exactly 100 years before. The headlines given only contain a few of the leading stories.
There are usually three pages, two of which will generally cover events and life in the Shipley district with the other one telling some of the stories of the men at the front.