Research on Market Harborough in WWI

Former Harborough Mail editor John Dilley with a copy of the 1914 Market Harborough Advertiser. '(MAIL PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER)
Former Harborough Mail editor John Dilley with a copy of the 1914 Market Harborough Advertiser. '(MAIL PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER)
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University lecturer John Dilley, who is conducting weekly research into how the Mail’s predecessor the Harborough Advertiser covered the First World War, is speaking about his findings at a conference in Chester tomorrow (Friday).

Mr Dilley, a former Mail editor (1992-1996) who is now director of the Leicester Centre for Journalism at De Montfort University in the city, will share a platform with lecturer David Penman, who has been carrying out similar research with the Ashbourne Telegraph in Derbyshire.

The research, which can be read in a weekly column on the Mail’s website, is being shared as part of a two-day conference at Chester University tomorrow and on Saturday.

For more details, see the website http://ch5983.wix.com/ww12015conference