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The Great War News from Lancaster in 1914

16th August 1914

War News

These pages include reports from the local press in Lancaster and district from August 1914, illustrated with photographs from the museum's collection.

The 5th King’s Own returned from the Furness area on the afternoon of Wednesday 12th August, and took up headquarters at the old Lancaster Wagon Works to “await orders”.

A Lancaster lady called on a local naturalised pork butcher the other day and bought a pound of sausages. Talk turned on the war and he asked who would win.
“I think we will” said the Naturalised Englishmen! Then the dame being under the impression he was meaning Germany said, “The ---- you will, and threw the sausages in his face!

Lancaster Territorials to go Abroad

The 5th King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, which, since mobilisation, has been on duty in the Furness District, having volunteered for active service, returned to Lancaster on Wednesday afternoon. They arrived by special train at the Castle Station at 4.20 pm, and amongst those who welcomed Lord Richard Cavendish and his fellow officers were Lord and Lady Ashton. The presence of the latter gave extreme satisfaction to the Territorials, who cheered to the echo, and his Lordship and Lady Ashton were accorded a hearty greeting as they emerged from the Castle Station and proceeded in their motorcar to Rylands. The Territorials marched through the town, looking bronzed after their week’s special duty, and too up their headquarters at the old Lancaster Wagon Works – a particularly suitable place to “await orders”.



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