Fake News is a new project, by Tim Knight, which uses Local and Family History’s newspaper archive to publish a fictional front page every month. Curated from cuttings of The Yorkshire Post and The Yorkshire Evening Post—Leeds’ oldest continuous newspaper—Fake News will explore the goings-on, mishaps and miscellany of Yorkshire through the ages.
Today’s edition, late off the press: 13th June 1914. RMS Empress of Ireland has collied with the SS Storstad, 1,012 dead. A thunderstorm sweeps across Frankfort, raining in Biarritz. Missing: soap brushes, 42 yards of duster cloth and some towels—last seen in York.