Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Gale Takes Down Town Hall T Hoarding ; SARAH WALT LTL ERS Looks Back at What Was Making the News 100 Years Ago

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Gale Takes Down Town Hall T Hoarding ; SARAH WALT LTL ERS Looks Back at What Was Making the News 100 Years Ago

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MONDAY, MARCH 1, 1915 WEEK END GALE February ended, in Manchester, with a gale which lasted until March was established.

-e conditions on Friday changed rapidly, giving way to a cyclone and high winds which, starting from the south west, worked round to the north west with strength increasing to the force of a gale with a wind velocity of 45 to 50 miles an hour.

With the wind blowing W from that direction it was not surprising that the accompanying showers were of snow and hail rather than rain.

-e gale continues all through last night, and at about seven o'clock this morning the huge hoarding which had been erected outside the Town T Hall as a posting station for recruiting purposed was brought down, the fallen timber covering the whole of the footpath and stretching across the roadway as far as the tramlines on the Town T Hall side of Albert Square.

It is only a few weeks since an inquest was held by the City Coroner as a result of the collapse of an hoarding at Ardwick Green under wind pressure, and a witness then stated that the station at Albert Sqaure was loftier than the one which had collapsed with such serious consequences.

TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 1915 FOREMAN'S STRANGE DEATH Whintworth William W Ogden, of 67, Mountstreet, Ashton, foreman at a local mineral water waters, was found dead under remarkable circumstances early this morning. He and a colleagues visited St Peter's Ward Liberal Club W last night, and when they parted Ogden made no complaint and appeared in the best of health. Early this morning his sister discovered that he had not been to bed.

On going into the lavatory at the rear of the premises she found him dead with his head in the waterpipe. -e bowl has been removed and it lay at his right side.

SOLDIER'S BIGAMOUS MARRIAGE ? IRLAM MAN COMMITTED FOR TRIAL A soldier names William James Garvie W(28), now stationed at Helsea Barracks, Portsmouth, was charged on remand at the Manchester County Police Court to-day with having contracted a bigamous marriage at Irlam Parish Church on February 23, 1914, his wide, to whom he was still married at Devonport in 1906, being still alive.

Miss Mary Jane Swain said prisoner courted her for twelve or fourteen months before going through the form of marriage with her. Afterwards they lived together until August 5, when he went into the army.

-e prisoner was committed to the Assizes.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 1915 FIRST BAYONET LESSONS Our photograph, left, shows recruits of the 19th Battalion Manchester Regiment, Heaton Park, learning the use of the bayonet.

THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1915 SHIP CANAL ACTIVITY ? HEAVY INCREASES IN APPLE SHIPMENTS TO MANCHESTER 'Business at the port of Manchester continues to be on an extensive scale. -is is due largely to heavy arrivals of cotton and other overseas tra!c, and to a substantial export trade which concerns Government contracts. …

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