Continuing my exploration of British newspapers 100 years ago, I am fascinated by the scale of changes within that comparatively short period of time (100 years ago my father was a toddler). My extract this week comes from the Dover Express and East Kent News of Friday 16 January 1914. "Rainy Days Are Welcome", it proclaims, because of the joy of returning home to a Pianola Piano. I have a feeling that if you asked the people of East Kent whether rainy days would be welcome at the moment - pianola or not - the answer would be in the negative, given the amount of rain that has fallen there over the last weeks. These days it is difficult to imagine a working man sustaining himself through his labours in order to return home to the joys of a mechanical duet produced by a primitive musical machine, but there again what was a pianola other than an early Magadrive? And looking at what else was in store for our weary wage-slave in the adjoining advert, perhaps things don't change all that much after all.