May 1915 saw one of the iconic moments of WWI, the sinking of the Lusitania, and the Shipley Times & Express gave it full coverage, including stories of local people who had been on board.
The continuing, often harrowing stories from the trenches and the steady rise in the number of men who had made the ultimate sacrifice was a constant reminder of what was happening just acros the Channel.
And there was plenty of coverage of the effect at home - extra working demands on women and children, the need to strengthen the Volunteer Force and an anxiety about social woes.
But there were other distractions like the visit of Buffalo Bill to Shipley and the arrival of England cricketers in the local league - Sydney Barnes at Saltaire and Jack Hobbs at Idle.
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.