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Spine title]: SATURDAY EXPRESS 1895. No. 2046 - No. 2087, Saturday, January 5, 1895 - Saturday, December 28, 1895.
The Kentish Express (Igglesden and Co.), 94, High Street., Ashford 1895 - BOUND NEWSPAPER. Large folio. 21 x 21.75 inches. 50 issues of 8 pp. each and 2 of 12 pp. (total, 52 issues of 424 pp.). (n.b. the individual issuing numbers are irregular with several gaps and repetitions of the sequence). Bound in original half brown calf, gilt over marbled boards. Extremities worn, a few torn pages and edge damage to some others but only one loss of text (lower part of 5 Jan. pp. 7-8). Illustrated by a few caricatures in text and by pictorial advertisements. A complete year of the Kentish Express, the main Saturday edition for 1895 comprising all fifty two issues. A fascinating assortment of news and articles which give a vivid picture of daily life in mid- and east Kent. It features numerous sensational news reports, shipping and farming (including the agricultural depression and hops) and numerous classified advertisements. Some noteworthy headlines include: A Remarkable Winter, Infant concealed in a Basket (sent unaccompanied luggage on a train), Whitsuntide Manouvres, Saddle Cutting at Canterbury Barracks, Damaging Holly Trees and Ashford Street Language. The Kentish Express was founded in 1855, became part of the Kent Messenger Group in 1971, and still appears as four regional Express titles covering Ashford, Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh and Tenterden. KENT NEWSPAPERS KENT - EAST KENT PERIODICALS 20TH CENTURY KENT
      [Bookseller: Marrins Bookshop]
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