Comforts, recreation and refreshments for the troops

The parishioners of Wokingham St Sebastian wanted to support the armed forces. They planned to join those making clothing and comforts, while giving financial support to Church-sponsored social activities for soldiers based in the county which would not involve the demon drink.

War Requisites.

Many things are required by our soldiers and sailors and many of them can be made by us at home. It is hoped to hold meetings for this purpose. Particulars will be issued when the arrangements are completed.

The Oxford Branch of the Church of England Temperance Society is raising £1000 for the erection of a tent at Windsor and a building at Didcot for recreation and refreshment purposes for our soldiers. The Vicar will be glad to receive any contributions, however small, for this purpose.

Wokingham St Sebastian parish magazine, June 1915 (D/P154/28A/1)

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