Discovery of the week – 1919 Newspaper and cigarette box

This week while working on the floorboards in the Hague bedroom, Callum, our apprentice joiner discovered a newspaper dating back to 1919 and a cigarette box.

Our project joiner, Callum discovering the newspaper dating back to 1919 (c) Peter Muhly

The cigarette box dates more than likely to 1919 as it was found alongside the Ulster Examiner newspaper dated 23 August 1919. Various news headings in the newspaper were, ‘Excursionists Stoned – Attacks at Newry, Banbridge, Dromore and Lisburn’ and ‘German Reconstruction Legislation for carrying out peace treaty – Big Economic effort’

A close-up of the Ulster Examiner, dating back to August 1919 (c) Peter Muhly

The cigarettes are a pack of 20 Gold Flake honeydew made by W D & H O Wills. They were founded in 1786 and became part of Imperial Tobacco in 1901 which remains one as of the largest tobacco manufacturers.

The Gold Flake cigarettes box which was also found under the floorboards (c) Peter Muhly

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2 thoughts on “Discovery of the week – 1919 Newspaper and cigarette box

    • Hi Thomas,

      We’re not sure of the value of the cigarette packet. We’re delighted to be discovering little bits and pieces here and there as it helps us build up and idea of who was working here before us.

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