Different times

Barnard Castle boys school advert
Barnard Castle boys school advert

The ‘Back to School’ season is not just a modern invention, as this illustrated advert from ‘The Berwickshire News’ of August 1914 shows.

Before the centralisation of higher education, newspapers like the ‘News’ would not print individual exam results as many do nowadays. Summer editions of the paper were more likely to list tourists who stayed at the region’s hotels.

For instance, in the September 1 edition, it was offered - with no comment - that: “ Mr and Mrs Fitzroy Sanderson, family and maids, Edinburgh” holidayed here.