FIRST WORLD WAR: How we reported the outbreak of war

From our archives - First World War coverage on a page of our Harrogate Herald newspaper.

From our archives - First World War coverage on a page of our Harrogate Herald newspaper.

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As war was declared in Europe on July 28, residents of the Harrogate district carried on with their usual business in the final few days of calm before the storm.

The week’s newspapers were filled with excitement about the upcoming agricultural show and updates on Harrogate Council’s plans to acquire 10 acres of the Pinewoods for community use.

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However a sense of foreboding filled the air and panic buying had already begun.

 

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