This Week in 1935: January 6 – 12

A few choice news stories that appeared in The Times this week in 1935…

6-12 January:

After a mild Christmas it turned colder this week. Winter eventually arrived and with it, seemingly, a spate of crime. The police reported a series of armed bank robberies in the city of Manchester and in Buckinghamshire a strike was called at the Hyde Heath School. It was not the teachers, though, who called for action. Children who commuted in from surrounding villages demanded cheaper bus fares and refused to attend school, much to the dismay of truancy officers. The situation was resolved by the end of the week.

News from the warmer parts of the world: the Rev. Frederick L’Oste (Tasmania) turned 106 years old, officially becoming the world’s oldest man and the Duke and Duchess of Kent began their voyage to the West Indies

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