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Daily Events in Manchester in 1914


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Ian Shepherd's wife - Ann - often sends me cuttings from the Manchester Evening News and at present

they are running a 'Diary of Events'. These are from 1914 and show that wives - with husbands in the

Forces, were behaving badly and getting drunk.

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"The prevalence of intemperance in women".

You can almost see the beak's face like some Spike Milligan character covered in dust!

Don't suppose for one moment he considered that the wives of serving soldiers were under any sort of stress and needed to get a bit drunk to let off steam.

Love these kind of old news stories.

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