100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 3 March 1923

3 MARCH 1923

Edward Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby, the Secretary of State for War, said in a speech in Liverpool that he entirely agreed with the British Government’s policy of not sending troops into the Ruhr Valley.

A sentence of death was passed on Fred Wood, a travelling upholsterer, for the murder of Miss White at a property near Bramhall in Cheshire. The jury recommended mercy be granted to the prisoner, but despite this he was later hanged at Liverpool on April 10th 1923 by John Ellis.

The British Government announced that as from midnight on 31 March 1923 there would be a customs border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. Sir James Craig, the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, recommended that businesses in Ulster should look at trading with Scotland, England and other Dominions.

St. Mary’s Hall in Cork was destroyed by explosives left by the Irregulars, with four people being injured by the bomb.