This Week in 1935

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

27 January – 2 February:

A week of campaigns:

The government announces that Persia will now be called Iran.

Selfridges hosts an exhibition on pedestrian crossings and signals. Concerned by the increasing number of deaths caused in road accidents the government were keen make people aware of measures for improving safety on the roads.

In Yorkshire a collection of farmers banded together and waged war against a common enemy – wood pigeons. They had been plagued by the birds for several months and had had enough, shooting over 500 pigeons in just one night. There were gangs of armed men posted on every corner of the woods.

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