Skip to main content

Saturday 20 February 1915 – Badsey Whist Drive in aid of Comforts for local Soldiers

Category World War I: The Home Front
The Evesham Journal
Transcription of article


A Whist Drive, organised by Mrs A. Sears, Miss Sladden and others, in aid of “Comforts for our Local Soldiers” was held in the Old Schools, Badsey, on Tuesday. Mr. G. Marshall acted as steward. Twenty-eight tables were occupied and seven prizes were given by the following:

Ladies: First, Miss C Johns; second, Miss B Kelland; third, “Three Old Maids”, Misses K Enstone, M. Bird and E Hardiman.

Gents: First, Mrs. A. Sears and Miss Hardiman; second Messrs. Hamilton & Bell; third, “Three Old Bachelors”, Messrs. F. Thould, J. Keen, C. Evans.

The Vicar kindly presented the prizes to the winners who were:

Ladies, First Miss L. Ballard (Littleton).

Gents: First, Mr. W. Salisbury (Offenham); second, Mr. C. E. Smith (Badsey).

Mystery prize, “The Kaiser Dying” won by Mrs. G. Brearley.

The Vicar thanked those who kindly gave prizes, and Mr. Perkins seconded, a vote of thanks to the Vicar for lending the room. The evening closed with singing of the National Anthem. A profit of about £7 was realised.