Monthly Archives: January 2016

This Week in Peterborough: 1941

On to 1941, and we discover the war situation much different than it had been at this time in 1940.  Since then, France and the Low Countries had fallen, Italy had entered the war, and the massive Luftwaffe attack on … Continue reading

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Thursday

We will have the “This Week in Peterborough” post for 1941 up on Thursday, and probably not too late, either (it’s nearly done).  In the meantime, the picture above — a detail from a Canadian Legion fundraising advertisement — should … Continue reading

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This Week in Peterborough: 1940 — Part 2

And here we are with Part 2 of our look at 1940!  On Wednesday, we discussed matters relating to the Second World War, as seen through the eyes of Peterborian newspaper readers of the era.  This time, we look at … Continue reading

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This Week in Peterborough: 1940 — Part 1

Part 1?  Well, on sitting down this evening to bash out this post, I discovered that there is, in fact, too much material for mid-January of 1940 to deal with in just one article.  And so we will have two.  This … Continue reading

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This Week in Peterborough: 1939

One last peacetime post, before we head into the dark days of World War Two.  And in January of 1939, residents of Peterborough surely knew that the war was coming.  In fact, it looked like conflict, with Mussolini’s Italy rather Hitler’s … Continue reading

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A Cinematic News Tidbit

The full edition of “This Week in Peterborough” for 1939 will be posted tomorrow on Friday, but I thought I’d share the little morsel above with you beforehand.  As I’m sure you know, not only were the reports of Miss … Continue reading

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This Week in Peterborough: 1938

New Year’s, 1938!  Among Peterborough’s festive entertainments was the Caledonian Club’s Hogmanay Dance; “Good music by the club’s orchestra, assisted by A. Milne with his bagpipes… helped make the occasion an unforgettable one,” wrote the January 3rd Peterborough Examiner.  Less … Continue reading

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