Here are some more snippets from the Royal Leamington Spa Courier and Warwickshire Standard newspapers. In this post, we are looking at a few articles published in the October 1914 editions of the newspapers:
Warwick and Country Edition Page 4, Column 5, 9th October 1914
Refugee Belgian Nuns taken in by Princethorpe Priory. Sixty Belgian Nuns from Lierre arrived to stay at Princethorpe Priory after their convent in Belgium was shelled by the Germans.
Warwick and Country Edition Page 7, Column 3, 16th October 1914
“School Children Work for Soldiers”. Warwickshire Education Committee approved a request for children to be sewing or knitting items during school hours on behalf of the Fund for soldiers and sailors on active service.
Warwick and Country Edition Page 8, Column 6, 16th October 1914
White Feathers Handed Out. A letter was published describing how a man who had tried to enlist on three occasions but had been rejected each time, had received a box of white feathers from a young lady. The letter writer rejected that approach although he feels that there are many young men in Leamington who have not yet enlisted.
Warwick and Country Edition Page 3, Column 3, 23rd October 1914
Lack of Spectators at Police Court in Leamington. At the end of business at Leamington Police Court on Monday 19th October 1914, the Mayor commented that he was very satisfied to see the Public Gallery practically empty after 2 years. He hoped that the individual who was there had offered himself for service at the Front. “The solitary man (grinning broadly) said “It’s my eyesight. The doctor wouldn’t pass me.””
Warwick and Country Edition Page 8, Column 2, 30th October 1914
Kenilworth Ladies have turned carpenters and made a number of bed rests for the wounded soldiers. It arose, says the St Nicholas Parish Magazine, from a festive challenge by the Vicar to some of the ladies who considered they had had enough of needlework for the present. The women have been working steadily at the Council workshop.
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Royal Leamington Spa Courier and Warwickshire Standard , 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th October 1914, courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office.