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Aug 1918

We spent a very pleasant evening at the Theatre, on August 19th, when there was a Concert, organized by Miss Tattersall, in aid of the District Nursing Association. The children gave a goodly number of performances with much spiritl and the programme was varied with songs by Corpl. Earle, 1st A.M. Gardner, and Mr. Walter, a visitor to the parish, who very kindly offered his services. These all were excellent, and helped to reconcile us to the loss of the American Orchestra, which had been “billed” to appear but which uncortunately were transferred from Scampton before the day came. The sale of tickets and programmes realized £3 5s. 0d.

Sep 1918

DAY SCHOOL – On Monday, Miss E.C. Terry, organiser of physical training to the Lindsey Education Department, paid a visit to the day school. The scholars were put through various items of drill by Miss Tattershall, the head teacher.

24th Mar 1919

WAR FILMS. – In connection with the War Savings Association a fine collection of kinematographic war pictures was screened in the Day School on Monday evening before a large and appreciative assembly. The cinema was manipulated by two smart N.C.O. officers of the Royal Engineers, and the display was highly lifelike and realistic, especially good being the scenes from the trenches and the exploits of Submarine E23 and views of the various ships of H.M. Royal Navy. The W.A.A.C. series was an illustrative feature. Mr. Cracroft presided and moved a vote of thanks to the operators and to Miss Tattersall, the hon. secretary of the Village Association. The Rev B.J. Boodle proposed a vote of thanks to the Squire for presiding. While the people gathered Miss Agnes Wilson gave selections on the piano.

March 1919

FOR JACK – Three parcels of socks and mittens, sent by Miss Tattersall, from the day school to Admiral Buckle for the Navy League, have been examined by the inspector who has passed them as perfect. This reflects great credit on the girls and their teachers.

4th August 1919

SOLDIERS ENTERTAINED. – A very pleasant evening was spent at the Hall on Monday, when the ex-service men now in Hackthorn and Cold Hanworth were invited to a peace celebration tea, ans the table was beautifully decorated with red, white and blue flowers, arranged by Miss Naylor, and the room with its many flags presented a most festive appearance. Fifteen men were able to attend, several of them showing signs of the service they had done for their country.

A SOLDIER’S THANKS – To the Editor. – Sir,-Kindly allow space to thank Mr. and Mrs. Cracroft for kindly giving tea on Monday evening to the ex-service men from this village and Cold Hanworth. Once beneath their hospitabel roof the most timid immediately felt their warm welcome and seemed at home. The wants of the guests were even attended to by the host and hostess, assisted by Mrs. Hills, Miss Marjorie Hett (Br gg), and Mr. Poole (late an office in the R.A.F.). Mrs Cracroft (who was visibly affected) paid a high tribute to the glorious memory of the boys who had made the supreme sacrifice, and thanked those present for their personal services in saving the country from the inroads of the Germans. Mr. Reader proposed a vote of thanks for the Host and Hostess and helpers. This was seconded by one of the company. Afterwards the party were told to “carry on,” and a pleasant evening was spent. The staff were also thanked. – Your, etc, One of the Fifteen Present.