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Saturday 26 October 1918 – War Savings, Gun to visit village

Category World War I: The Home Front
The Evesham Journal
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The officers of various War Savings Associations in the villages are taking up the scheme very warmly, and it is confidently expected that the investments from the rural parishes will very much exceed those of last March. For instance, on that occasion Badsey put up £1,000 and the confident hopes it entertained that this sum will be very substantially increased next week. According to present arrangements the gun will be taken from Evesham to Badsey on Wednesday, accompanied by the band, and escort will pass through the village. It will be halted near the turn to the station on Bretforton Road to enable the residents of that village to join in the display. A short address will be delivered by Mr. Spender, and an opportunity will be given to holders of bonds and certificates of current date to have them stamped. Afterwards the gun will proceed to Littleton, and thence, it is hoped, to Offenham. A final mass meeting will be held on Saturday afternoon, November 2, at 2.30 p.m. and it is hoped here to rope in any who may have neglected to do their duty during the earlier part of the week. The prizes which have been won during the week in connection with the Souvenir Prize Scheme will be balloted for by the Mayor, and this will doubtless occasion great interest.