12th November 1918
At 4pm the Mayor sent round requesting that all schools in the borough be closed for the rest of the week. Celebrations were held in the town and village, and the children were able to attend. 53 more words
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"It is very hard indeed to realise that we shall not again see his figure when he is so very much alive in the hearts of his friends"
Percy Spencer was saddened to hear of the death of his younger brother Sydney.
My darling sister
I’m grieved that the first shock of this blow should have fallen on you, yet there must be some comfort in knowing that it was dear Syd’s great love for you that so arranged it. 263 more words
The hope of the war ending soon did not mean an immediate relaxation of efforts.
We are entering upon a winter which will be one of anxiety and some discomfort. 150 more words
Reduced fees for weddings of any sailors, soldiers and airmen who are not Officers or wealthy people
Church weddings normally required either the banns to be called in both parties’ home churches – not feasible if a soldier wanted to marry while on leave – or obtaining a licence, which was relatively expensive. 218 more words