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.

- Women seek ways to honour war dead
- Shipley rallies to fund raising for dependents
- Should football be played at time of war?

- First Bradford war casualty reported
- 'Looking forward to the fray'
- Report on the battle of Mons

- Windhill vicar draws moral conclusions
- 'Onlooker' calls for local Pals regiment
- Boy shot by air gun while 'playing soldiers'
- Daring escape by Pte William Banks
- Surge in interest in ladies' bowls
- Rev McKee calls for more flags and bands
- Jam not as good value as dripping
- Blue serge boost for local trade
- Hand over your binoculars for the war

- Boys' sand dreadnought boosts fundraising
- Exotic animals and lion tamers for Shipley
- Woman sacrifices silver watch for the cause

- Appeal for blankets as winter approaches
- Unions call for consideration for dependents
- Boxing champion volunteers
- Children join in fund raising
- Plea for help for Belgian refugees
- Recruiting leaves clubs unable to raise a team
- 'Come, be a pal'
- Territorials eager not to be overlooked
- Wounded returned but not near home
- Pressure to enlist increased
- Men have to move away to find jobs
- Poem: 'A Coward's Heart'
- Local men rescued from sinking ships
- Shipley's three cinemas do their bit
- Intemperance more damaging than war
- First glimpse of aerial warfare
- Deadly 'quadrille' brought to life
- young Dorothy raises £3 for the poor

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