July 12, 2024


World News – 100 years ago

Wet Ascot

This is a discourse on the vanity of human wishes. A fortnight ago at the Derby we sighed and sighed in vain for a breath of cool air in the heat. At Ascot yesterday , having prepared ourselves, so far as fashion and the moral law permit, for any extremity of sunshine, we were given a shower bath and set to dry in an icy gusty wind. …

The Daily Telegraph

London, Greater London, England 14 Jun 1922, Wed