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July 1900 - Badsey South African War Committee

Monthly Magazine for the Parishes of S James, Badsey, with Aldington & S John Baptist, Wickhamford
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Parishioners may be interested to know that at a weekly working party, started by Mrs. and Miss Savory, in Aldington, to make garments for the soldiers in South Africa, over 50 articles were made. Nearly every one in the village gave their help, those who were unable to attend the meetings doing work in their own homes. A sum of £4 was expended; £2 being voted by the Badsey War Committee, and with this latter sum the garments made were:10 nightshirts for the wounded, 5 flannel day shirts, and 8 pair of socks. The total list is as follows:13 flannel dayshirts, 10 nightshirts, 9 pair socks, 8 Balaclava caps, 6 cholera belts, 3 pairs flannel drawers, 3 scarves. They have been sent to Mrs. H. Haynes and Mrs. Wilding, and will be forwarded to the 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. A small parcel of clothes has been forwarded to Mr. John Roberts in South Africa.