The grip of influenza

The new scourge of flu was affecting fundraising for presents for the troops.

A dance was held at the Brownlow Hall on Wednesday, November 22nd, in aid of the Christmas Present Fund… The proceeds amounted to a little over £1. Our best thanks are due to Miss Mabel Bowyer for the ready way she came forward at a moment’s notice as pianist for the evening. The Vicar and Mrs. Thackeray, who generally undertake this part between them, were both held in the grip of influenza and were unable to be present. However, they sent to find a pianist from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and no one could be found.

Warfield section of Winkfield District Magazine, December 1916 (D/P151/28A/12)

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