A lecture on the war was held in the Council Schools on Friday evening. Mr. J. Sladden, in opening the meeting, gave an interesting description of the latest phase of the war – the bombardment of the Dardanelles. He explained the geographical situation, and the importance of forcing them. The supply of wheat and barley which could pass through from Russia would probably lower prices in this country.
He then introduced his son, Mr George Sladden, who spoke for some time on the transport of ammunition to the front in which work he was engaged. He described how the ammunition was carried from the main base in motor omnibuses to the smaller bases, and then by horse-drawn wagons to the pack horses, and then to the men in the trenches.
Mr. Blake proposed, and Mr. Mustoe seconded, a vote of thanks to Mr. G. Sladden, who responded.