Historians cite the shooting of Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo, reported in the Shipley Times & Express on 3 July, as the trigger that sparked the First World War.
Britain declared war on Germany on 4 August 1914 yet what stands out when going through the local paper is how few signs there were that war was imminent.
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.