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Saturday 5 February 1916 – Evesham lights and Zeppelins

Category World War I: The Home Front
The Evesham Journal
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Since Monday night the lighting of the town generally and of shops and houses has been much diminished, and we appeal to the townspeople to do everything they can in this direction. There are certain to be more raids, and Evesham people would never forgive themselves if their lights acted as a guide post aiding the Zeppelins to find their way to more important centres. We hope that the recommendations of the police will be loyally carried out. Meanwhile we urge the public not to get nervous. For nights to come some people will be seeing and hearing Zeppelins which have no existence except in an over-excited imagination.