The articles record some of the occasions when my Lincolnshire ancestors have made the news.

year date publication
1879 May 9 Lincoln Rutland & Stamford Mercury
Died. At Falkingham on the 5th inst Mr David Pile gardener aged 52

1883 March 3 The Penny Illustrated Paper and Illustrated Times
To R. Thomas and Co, Stockport.
Dear Sir - The last handkerchief you sent me gave great satisfaction. I therefore inclose 24 stamps for two more: colours - white with ferns, blue with birds of paradise. Please forward as early as possible, and oblige - Yours, &c., J. Pile

1899 Dec 29 Lincoln Rutland & Stamford Mercury
Died. Falkingham - Dec 21 Mary widow of David Pile 79

1902 Dec 12 Lincoln Rutland & Stamford Mercury
Folkingham. "Successful entertainments were given in the Assemby Rooms at Folkingham on Wednesday and Thursday evenings in last week in aid of the Churchyard Enlargement Fund … There were also comic contributions in character, by messrs E. and J. Pile. ..."

1906 Sep Grantham Journal
Inquest into the Grantham Rail Crash (Full story here) … "George Henry Pile, inspector, said he was in charge of Grantham Station on the night of the accident and was on the down platform for the purpose of meeting the train. It ran through the station at a speed of from forty to forty-five miles an hour. The next moment he heard an explosion and saw the flames. At once he went to the scene of the accident and called out to the signalman when passing the box to keep the traffic still until further orders. In reply to questions, witness said he did not notice, when the train ran through, if the brakes were on or not. It did not occur to him that the were on. He did not hear or see any skidding: he heard no whistle or any shouting. The signals were against the train at the north junction. ..."

1910 3 June Lincoln Rutland & Stamford Mercury
Folkingham - The annual meeting of the Folkingham and District Miniature Rifle Club was held in the indoor range ... For the ensuing year Mr E Pile was elected captain ...

1911 19 May Lincoln Rutland & Stamford Mercury
Billingborough Town Football Club at their annual meeting elected ... Mr J. Pile as Hon. Treasurer ...

1914 Aug 28 Lincoln Rutland & Stamford Mercury
Folkingham. "… Mr David Pile, lately stationed at Aldershot, has been transferred with his regiment to another quarter."

1914 Nov 20 Lincoln Rutland & Stamford Mercury
Billingborough. "… six recruits from Billingborough and three from Pointon have recently volunteered for service in the new Yeomanry Troop and they are now in training at Lincoln."

1915 April 23 Lincoln Rutland & Stamford Mercury
Folkingham. "Parish Council Monday … E. Pile present … Ed. Pile elected overseer."

1915 Jun 25 Lincoln Rutland & Stamford Mercury
Folkingham. "Mr Bertie Pill (sic) has joined the Army Service Corps as a motorist."

1915 July 23 Lincoln Rutland & Stamford Mercury
Folkingham. "Sergt. D. Pile has been obliged to leave his duties as a motor driver in France due to illness. He is now lying in Lincoln hospital".

1915 Oct 8 Lincoln Rutland & Stamford Mercury
Folkingham. "Friendly Society (Ropsley District of Foresters) annual meeting … At the quarterly meeting of the Folkingham Court Heathcote … Bros. E Pile and J. S Farrow were again elected auditors."

1916 Jan 14 Harrogate Herald
Marriage. Feb 28 at Christ Church Harrogate ... Harry only son of Mr & Mrs T Addison of Beverley to Queenie (E.L.) younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Albert Palmer ...

1919 July 11 Lincoln Rutland & Stamford Mercury
Billingborough. "Miss Beatrice Pile has been transferred from Billingborough Council School to Ingoldsby where she succeeds Mrs Webb"

1920 Mar 26 Lincoln Rutland & Stamford Mercury
Falkingham Estate Sale. "… Orchard House, with gardens and paddock, area 4a 2r 10p, £600. The tenant Mr E. Pile…
Two orchards 3a 1 r 17p, £300, Mr E. Pile, the tenant..."

1920 Apr Lincoln Rutland & Stamford Mercury
The Rector (Rev. F. Heath) presided at a parochial meeting on the 15th inst… and the following were appointed to the church council, viz., Messrs… Pile..."

1933 Feb 3 Lincoln Rutland & Stamford Mercury
Whist drive and dance for (Billingborough) Football Club funds on Thursday, prize won (et al) by Miss L. Pile.

1939 Apr 12 Harrogate Herald
Apr 10 at 24 Woodlands Avenue Harrogate Emma wife of the late Albert Palmer. Service at Starbeck Methodist Church followed by interment at Stonefall cemetery.

1939 Apr 19 Harrogate Herald
report on the funeral of Mrs Emma Palmer - mourners include
Mr & Mrs Harry Addison Mr Clive Addison Mr John Pile Miss Annie Elsworth ...

1969 Apr 16 Harrogate Herald
At 52 Yew Tree Lane aged 73 Norman William Robson the dearly loved husband of Ethel Marion ( nee Pile ). Service at the Harrogate crematorium

1969 July 16 Harrogate Herald
July 11th suddenly at 52 Yew Tree Lane Harrogate, Ethel Marion dearly loved wife of the late Norman William Robson. service and interment at Stonefall cemetery

1984 Feb Sleaford Standard
Obituary. "Mr Bertie Pile of Market Place, Folkingham, a widower, died at his home aged 89 ..."