A sumptuous tea and games for wounded soldiers

Wounded soldiers in Reading were treated to a summer afternoon’s entertainment.


The tea for 54 wounded soldiers from various hospitals given by the members of the H.O.A.S. on July 11th on St John’s Lawn was a very great success. The weather, though threatening, was kind, and not being too hot made it all the more enjoyable. 170 in all sat down to a sumptuous tea, after which the soldiers thoroughly entered into all the various amusements arranged for them, viz, croquet, tennis, clock golf, sports and competitions. Prizes were awarded to the winners. The Committee wish to thank all the kind friends and members who contributed to generously to the tea, etc.

A letter has been received from Mrs Field, in which she wishes to convey her grateful thanks to all the workers of the above Society who sent so many articles to the depot. She says that everything was most acceptable, and more especially just now when there is an extra demand on them in consequence of so many wounded coming to the town.

Reading St. John parish magazine, August 1916 (D/P172/28A/24)

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