As far as we know there is no other project in the country that has attempted a week by week interpretation of the war’s events through the eyes of a local newspaper. This would make it a unique case study of one local community in the Great War.
The series attempts to strike a balance between putting the local community into the context of the wider war, describing how the war was impacting on it and at the same time describing how everyday life took place.
We have now chalked up 116 editions of the Halifax Courier, covering 27 months, 490 stories and 112,000+ words. It is the cooperative effort of four permanent team members with occasional contributions from other ‘guest’ writers.