100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 9 October 1923

9 OCTOBER 1923

It was reported that Franco-Belgian authorities in the Ruhr have presented the railwaymen with an ultimatum, which expired yesterday, demanding that they either report themselves as ready to resume work or be expelled.

Viscount Grey, commenting on the Italian-Greek episode, said: – “Recent events have shown us with horrid clearness Europe sliding surely, though it may appear slowly, towards the abyss”.

Colonel Wilfrid Ashley MP has been appointed Under Secretary for War, and Lt-Col Moore-Brabazon MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport.

Attempts by divers to reach those trapped at Redding Pit were unsuccessful.