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Prisoners from this district are benefitting from the Lavender Market

Ascot PoWs would benefit from recent fundraising.

Our Readers will be glad to know that the “Lavender Market” held on July 20th resulted in a net profit of £200 odd, which enables the Ascot Women’s Suffrage Society to send £100 to the Royal Berkshire Regiment Prisoners of War Care Committee, and £100 to the Scottish Women’s Hospitals. 31 more words

Life On The Home Front

"One of the men had his legs nearly blown off"

William Hallam was on holiday in Cornwall but still had the war forced on him.

William Hallam
20th July 1918

This morning just after breakfast a merchantman’s crew were landed at St. 74 more words

Life On The Home Front

Merry as a marriage bell - despite the unbidden guest

Church choirs typically had an annual jolly day out. The choir at Broad Street Church in Reading invited along a group of wounded soldiers in 1918. 611 more words

Life On The Home Front

Good news from France

Florence Vansittart Neale was cheered by the latest war news.

19 July 1918

Read Times.

Good news from France – by counter attack French & Americans retook 8 miles & 5000 prisoners. 24 more words

Life On The Home Front

The Woolworths Girls by Elaine Everest - The start of a series

This is the first book in the Woolworths series, and having read the third novel before it, this book answers a lot of my questions. The community of women with some additional men forms very quickly, then changes, develops and reforms. 571 more words

Woman's Wartime Experience

Death of a brother

A teacher’s brother was killed.

July 19th 1918

Miss Peters has been absent this week on account of the death of her brother.

Log book of Francis Baily Primary School, Thatcham (90/SCH/15/1, p. 48)

Life On The Home Front

Two old boys home on 7 days leave

Two Sandhurst soldiers visited their old teacher.

July 19th 1918
Jack Carter and Jon Morgans, two old boys home on 7 days leave called to see me this week. 8 more words

Life On The Home Front