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HIGH PEAK GOES TO WAR: View digital edition of our WWI special

Buxton Advertiser archive, First World War, local Territorials before their departure for the front

Buxton Advertiser archive, First World War, local Territorials before their departure for the front

Don’t worry if you missed the Buxton Advertiser’s special 16-page supplement last week marking the outbreak of the First World War - you can now view the whole thing online.

The July issue of the Advertiser’s monthly in-paper retro supplement - Memory Lane - marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War.

It looks back at the events that sparked the conflict and reflects on how the High Peak’s residents greeted the news.

The centre pages feature a reproduction of an extraordinary colour souvenir map which was first published in the Buxton Herald in 1914. It has lain in our archive ever since and we believe this to be the only copy in existence.

It’s a remarkable snapshot of life in the first months of the war. At that time people were still ignorant of the horrors to come and the supplement has the sporting feel of a football programme.

Click here to view issue 18 of Memory Lane - High Peak goes to war..

 

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