Fenny Compton and the War

At Fenny Compton, the Boy Scout troop, under Miss Hayter, the Scoutmistress, have been guarding bridges on the Great Western Railway and attending a class in first aid under Dr Elkington’s direction. A sewing party meets on Tuesdays and Fridays in the Reading Room, to make clothes etc. for those at the front. Mrs Dickens takes charge of the party. Dr Elkington is lecturing on nursing and First Aid in the district (Red Cross), and Mrs Elkington is the representative for the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Association. A bell is tolled daily at noon to remind people of the need of their intercessions, and, in common with the rest of the country, a special service of intercession was held on Friday. The call on the horses has not been sufficient to hamper agricultural or other work.

Banbury Guardian, August 1914

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