A few choice news stories that appeared in The Times this week in 1935…
With 239,000 more people out of work tensions were running high and in Cumberland a mob of 500 men stoned a Relief Office and any police officers who stood in the way. With the hopes and joys of Christmas long in the past, the wintry weather was taking its toll on labourers and work was scarce.
It wasn’t just the economy that was refusing to move forward. Sir Ambrose Fleming, presiding at a crowded meeting at Essex Hall in the Strand, launched a public protest against, ‘the teaching of organic evolution as a scientific truth.’ The meeting was attended by many eminent people, including peers and MPs.