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, a fortnight late off the press: 21st August 1934. Finally, experimental traffic crossing have been installed at the junction of Briggate and Headrow! Wind stops play at Scarborough, caravan tipped over in Filey! And populism is on the rise in Germany—read all about it! Occasional rain, average temperature.