Centre Court Short

July 10, 2022

Audio Recording

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Welcome to this week's Hundred Years Ago Show. It's July 1922 and summer is in full swing: Did you see the Wimbledon ladies' final? You had to be quick about it. Across the Irish Sea the Battle of Dublin rages, and across the Atlantic Paraguay loses its entire air force. In America, a Florida town holds court on the sidewalk, and an aerial daredevil comes to a messy end. And do you know what a "shopping center" is?

Plus all the other headlines from Petrograd to the Peach State - and the sounds of the era from Marion Harris to Al Jolson. Click above to listen.

The Hundred Years Ago Show began in the first few weeks of lockdown as an occasional feature on the audio edition of The Mark Steyn Show. It proved so popular that it's now a stand-alone show every Sunday at around this time. As with our audio adventures, video poetry and musical specials, we've created a special Hundred Years Ago home page in handy Netflix-style tile format to enable you to set your time machine for the precise week or month you're in the mood for. We also have a tile-format page for The Mark Steyn Show, lest you should miss it on your telly every Monday to Thursday in primetime.

The Hundred Years Ago Show is a special production of The Mark Steyn Club. As we always say, Club membership isn't for everyone, but, if you're interested, you can find more information here.