On the homefront

1st December 2014

During the war years the community at home worked hard to support the war effort.  They supported the Red Cross, Belgian Relief Fund, Patriotic Fund and other appeals, raising thousands of pounds.

Sewing days were held regularly to make clothing, women and children knitted socks and food parcels were organised.  Local men assisted with recruiting rallies as well as packing parcels and transporting them to the railway for despatch to Red Cross or the War Comforts Fund.

Stories of these efforts are a work in progress ... come back soon to learn more.