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Oct 1917

“OUR DAY.” – There was a most generous response in this village and the adjoiing hamlet of Cold Hanworth. On Saturday house-to-house collections were made by Miss Tattersall and Mrs Gardiner (a lady visitor), the magnificent sum of £10 being deposited in their boxes during the day. Great credit is due to both ladies, also to all those who so generously contributed to so worthy a cause. Miss Tattersall has forwarded the above amount to Lady Cholmeley, President of the Gainsborough District of the above fund.


The collection on “Our Day,” October 20th, was wonderfully successful. Miss Tattersall undertook the work in Hackthorn and Mrs. Gardiner kindly volunteered for Cold Hanworth, with the result that £20 was sent to the Red Cross funds. We heartily congratulate those who carried out the arrangements.

Nov 1917

CONCERT. – A very enjoyable concert was giveen in the Theatre on Thursday last week, by the children, and a large audience assembled to give encouragement to the young performers, and thoroughly appreciated the good programme provided. The accuracy, the various choruses, solos, action songs and recitations, and the little playlet, “Red Riding Hood” delighted the company.

The concert opened with a pianoforte duet (Miss Annie Ball and Annie Rose, Lincoln), and a novel feature of the concert was some solo pianoforte playing, by a promising young scholar, also some part singing, by the elder girls, which was very effective. Owing to the long programme encores were not possible, exceptions being made in favour of one of the infant’s recitations, and the two patriotic songs. “The flag we love” (Florence Cannon and chorus), and the “King’s Own” (Fred Rose, Lincoln). At the close of the concert, Mr. Cracoft proposed a vote of thanks to Miss Tattersall, the headmistress, heartily congratulating her on the excellence of the performance, which reflected the greatest credit on herself and Miss annie Ball (monitress), also on the children who had responded to well to the sdmirable training given. Miss Tattersall made a suitable reply, and thanked Mr. Cracroft for the use of the Theatre. Mrs. Cracroft asked for thanks to the many who had kindly loaned lamps for the occasion, and thanks are also due to Mr. Foster, for his able assistance in the lighting and stage management, and to Messrs. J. Clarke and E. Moore for selling the tickets, etc. The proceeds of the concert amounted to £5 15s., which has been paid to the treasurer of the Prisoners of War Fund, Lincoln.

Dec 1917

ECONOMY. – During the week Miss Tattersall has formed a “League of the Anchor” amongst the senior scholars of the day school, the aims of which are to save food and fight waste.


HUT FUND.- The day school children have contributed the creditable sum of 8s. 6d. for the soldiers’ Christmas Hut Fund. This amount has been forwarded by Miss Tattersall to the Y.M.C.A. secretary.


TEA. -On Saturday the scholars attending the Day School were entertained at the Hall to tea, by Mrs. Cracroft, games following. The ladies who assisted were: Mrs. Goffin, Miss Mary Naylor, Miss Ball, and Miss Allcroft. Biscuits were provided on leaving. On Wednesday the senior scholars received the badges of the Food Economy League, these being distributed by Miss Tattersall.