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Wonderful generosity at a time of rising prices

Longworth fundraising for Belgian refugees amounted to what was then a substantial sum. The latest element of war work was the making of cakes for wounded soldiers. 215 more words

Nursing The Wounded

'Out of five sons, three have been killed and one is a prisoner'

The June issue of the Longworth parish magazine reported on the latest news of local soldiers.


Walter Carter, Fred Carter and our morning postman, Albert W. 347 more words

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An awful experience

Although Berkshire was spared the fear of air raids, many local people had friends and relatives ho were directly affected. A former District Nurse in Longworth, who had left the area on her marriage, shared her frightening experiences with her old friends. 118 more words

Life On The Home Front

Gifts of rabbits lessen distress

Longworth and Charney Bassett remembered their soldiers, while rising prices caused distress for poorer families at home.

Will our readers please add the following names to their list of soldiers for whom we in Longworth are specially bound to pray – Sydney Niker, William, Fred, George and Alan Hutchings. 131 more words

Life On The Home Front

A user comparison of Longworth and Ugglan small mammal live traps

————- Please note, this post contains some images and descriptions of dead animals that may upset ————-

I have done quite a lot of small mammal trapping over the past 5 years or so, starting as voluntary work but leading to full time employment as a professional in the field. 2,299 more words

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Everyone's hearts and minds are full of the war

The editor of the Longworth parish magazine had this to say about the war news:

The Rector and I shall still be away from Longworth when this magazine is delivered, and we are sure that every one’s heart and mind will be, as ours are, full of the War which, as we write, is raging in Europe. 150 more words

Joining Up

War is not Christian, according to the Bishop of Oxford - but this one is our duty to fight

The bishop of Oxford had an important message for his people.  This letter, sent from his residence at Cuddesdon, was sent out to every parish in the diocese (including the whole of Berkshire) to be read out in church.   781 more words

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