Page 12 – July 1918

14th July 1918

HACKTHORN.

In this village War Weapons Week was, financially, a huge success. The “little man’s” steps up the indication ladder were: Monday, £82 1s.; Tuesday, £306 4s.; Wednesday, £40 3s.; Thursday, £67 8s. 6d,; Friday, £789; Saturday, £358 2s.; making a total of £1,633 18s. 6d. The sales were made up of War Bonds value £1,345; War Savings Certificates £288 18s. 6d.

The whole of the week’s secretarial duties were admirably carried out by the hon. sec., Miss Tattersall, who, with the committee, must feel gratified at the splendid results which will make possible the purchase of at least 20 machine guns.

SUNDAY MUSIC. – Worshippers at the parish church on Sunday evening has a rare musical treat. After the service conducted by the vicar, the Rev. B.J. Boodle, M.A. , an organ recital was given by Lieut. C. Miller, R.A.F. The soloists were Lieut.  Hampton, U.S.A.; Corpl. Earle, R.A.F.; Corpl. Gorrell, U.S.A.; 1st Air Mechanic Gardner, R.A.F. The organist gave a delightful rendering of sacred works by great composers. The vocalists, with professional accuracy, sng in grand style, their voices being heard to advantage in the sacred edifice. The programme had been arranged with much taste by Lieut. Hillman, Canadian Army and R.A.F., and all felt much indebted to the soldier artistes.

In the porch a collection was taken in aid of the Red Cross Society. It amounted to £2 5s. 5d.

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The meeting at the Theatre on Saturday, July 6th, called as a preparation for War Weapons Week, was well attended, and we had a most excellent speaker in Mr. Blow, and also in Mr. Grove. The processdings were enlivened in a most energetic manner by the American Orchestra, thanks to the kindness of Major Scanlan, and by the patriotic songs of the school children. As to War Weapons Week itself, we are all rpoud and deligthed with the splendid total of £1633 18s. 6d. subscribed by Cold Hanworth. Much is due to the energy of the Hon. Sec, Miss Tattersall, who deserves our hearty congratulations on the success of the week.

4th Aug 1919

PRESENTATION OF MEDALS. – On Monday afternoon, every child attending the Day School was presented with a peace medal. These were kindly given by Mr. and Mrs. Cracroft. Mr. J. Clarke made a short speech, referring to the kindness of Mr. and Mrs. Cracroft to the School, and also thanking the children for their gifts of cigarettes and socks which they had sent out to the troops during the war. Patriotic songs werre sung by the children, and the medals were presented by three discharged soldiers, Messrs. J. Clarke, R. Andrew, and A. Moore — the two last named being old scholars of the school. Lily Rippingale, the eldest scholar, thanked Mr. and MRs. Cracroft for the medals, and the soldiers for coming to present them, and wished them a speedy recovery to perfect health. The National Anthem was then sung, and cheers given for the soldiers. Mr. Cracroft presided.