Courage, danger, injury, death and escape were constant themes from the front line while at home there was hardship, concern but also the everyday pleasures and irritations that had always been there.
Among the more momentous events locally was the last ever council meeting in the ancient Manor House which was about to be demolished.
The fascination of reading about life as it was reported 100 years ago cannot help occasionally be coloured by what we know of events that followed, events that colour our view of comments like those of Shipley MP Oswald Partington: 'We must ensure that the settlement of peace is one which will last for generations. The only way to do that is to take care there should be no transference of territory without the wishes of the people concerned being consulted.'
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.