100 Years Ago

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lA railway worker died after his legs were crushed in an accident. His last words were: “I hope I shall get better as I have a wife and three children.”

lClassrooms at the Girls’ National School in Castlegate were being expanded as part of a school improvement scheme.

lA “tramp” was sentenced to 21 days’ hard labour after refusing to work in the workhouse. The man told the court he had been threatened with starvation.