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Key dates over April 1915

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Lives lost on this day: 2

23rd April 1915 - St George's day commemoration

St. George’s Day: The day was well observed in St. George’s, Worcester. A good number of the city clergy and others were present at the choral Eucharist at 11am. The church was beautifully decorated, St. George’s banners and white and red roses being conspicuous…The boys wore small St. George’s flags (made by themselves) and the girls red roses. The girls commemorated St. George’s Day by making a handsome present of eggs, jam, cakes, cigarettes, etc., to the Infirmary for the wounded soldiers. Four hundred small button-holes of St. George’s flag were sold, and many more were wanted;

Horse Shoeing: At the request of the Military Authorities courses of instruction in Shoeing are now being given at Mr. Price’s Forge, The Central Shoeing Forge, Shaw Street, Worcester. Owing to a shortage in the supply of horses, Farmers, Hauliers, and others are hereby informed that during the instruction (9am to 4pm) horses will be shod at a reduced rate;

Dogs of an Uncertain Age: James Brace, labourer, 97 Hylton Road and Frederick James Stockall, stamper, 89 Hylton Road, were each fined 9s. for keeping a dog without a license. Brace pleaded not guilty, saying that he did not think the dog was more than a few months old. PC Tomlinson said that the dog was well over twelve months old. Stockwell made a similar explanation. He had been told by some gipsies from whom he bought the dog that it was only a few weeks old ;

Stealing Pigeons: George Hughes (15) and George Farr (15) of Droitwich, were charged with stealing six tame pigeons, the property of the Rev. Joseph Dospital, the Presbytery, Witton, Droitwich. Witness had charge of the pigeons, which were kept in a hen pen at that back of the Catholic Church, Witton;

Women’s Co-operative Guild: Miss Gibson kindly entertained the members of the Guild (numbering nearly 200) to an enjoyable entertainment. Humerous recitations and readings were given by Miss Gibson, which were thoroughly enjoyed. A number of little girls from Holy Trinity School, in fancy dress, danced the Morris and country dances and a humorous sketch, given by Misses Higgs, Thomas, Spicer, Kettle and Hill, entitled “Two Naughty Old Ladies” caused roars of laughter. Coffee and biscuits were served.

Information researched by Sue Redding