DISTRICT NEWS – BADSEY
So far £22 16s 7d has been collected in connection with the celebrations. At Tuesday’s meeting Mr C A Binyon said that he had been offered a pig to be bowled for, and the proceeds of which could perhaps go towards the funds of obtaining a recreation ground on the northern side of the village. Mr Binyon also remarked that the children in Aldington were having a tea on their own, but as some of them were taking part in the programme at Badsey, to be given by the schoolchildren, some of them might rather stay to tea at Badsey, and it was agreed that these children could do so if they desired. Regarding the entertainment to be given by the schoolchildren, Mr Amos said he proposed giving a programme of approximately 1½ hours’ duration. It was reported that on Jubilee Day, tea would have to be provided for approximately 300 children, and a dinner for about 80 old folks, and it was resolved that the following amounts to be voted to the respective meals: £7 10s for the tea and £7 for the old folks’ dinner. With reference to a fireworks display later in the evening, it was decided to purchase a £3 3s box of fireworks for this purpose. Miss M Sladden reminded the meeting that H M the King was broadcasting a message to the nation at 8 o’clock in the evening, and said it would be a good idea to have a wireless set on the ground if possible, so that all could listen to the address. This met with favour, and it was left in the hands of Mr A J Brazier to make inquiries regarding the hire of a set, and the Committee voted a sum not exceeding £3 for the purpose. On the proposition of Mr W H Churchill, seconded by Miss M Sladden, it was resolved that the sum of £4 be allocated to the Amusement Committee with a view to arranging a sports programme for the early evening.