The stories making the headlines more than a century ago
ON the day Clara Middleton was born on Friday, January 11 1907, The Sentinel cost just one half a penny.
Stories covered by Stoke-on-Trent's favourite newspaper included a report on four inquests of people who had died in crashes in the Potteries.
It read: "Hanley Borough Coroner Mr W M Huntbach said it seemed to him that Hanley was having a sort of epidemic of fatalities."
Another story making the headlines was the death of 32-year-old Harry Goodman, of Stoke, who drowned in the canal at Etruria, and also a report on the Hanley Felons' Association's annual dinner.
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Over in the sports columns there was a story which will feel particularly out of tune with Stoke City fans of the modern age.
Stoke Football Club, not known as Stoke City for another 21 years, were set to take on West Bromwich Albion in the FA Cup first round – and lose.
The Potters might hold an Indian sign over their near neighbours these days but back then it was not quite so, even if it did take West Brom a couple of replays and extra-time to come good.
One day before kick-off, however, there was feverish excitement about the tie, especially as top flight Stoke would not meet the second division Baggies in the league that season.
"Nineteen years have passed since the teams which will be fighting a Cup-tie battle at the Hawthorns last met under the same conditions," read the report.
"Strenuous battles have taken place frequently between the clubs in the league and Birmingham and Staffordshire Cup competitions."