This Week in 1935: 31 March – 6 April

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

31 March – 6 April:

This week two famous birthdays were celebrated. The 7th of April marked the anniversary of William Wordsworth’s birth in 1770. In commemoration the sound of bird’s song, recorded at Dove Cottage where Wordsworth once lived, was broadcast across the Atlantic to America and Canada. An early form of tweeting? Earlier on in the week it was the 70th birthday of Lord Derby. To celebrate 3,000 people attended a tribute at Public Hall in Preston where performers each represented a different phase of Lancashire life. Lord Derby was given a gold rosewater dish and a message of greeting signed by over 80,000 Lancashire residents.

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