As the war entered its second month, people in Shipley started to read about the first local men to sacrifice their lives and the first battles, including the retreat from Mons. At home attention was concentrated on recruitment and on raising money to look after those in poverty beause of the war.
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.