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EGGOGRAMS

Posted 10th January 2017 by Maggie Clowes

What ever was an Eggogram? Poultry World’s editor came up with the idea of collecting eggs for wounded soldiers. The aim in 1914 was to provide 20,000 newly-laid eggs a week to be sent to a hospital in France, but by Easter 1915 200,000 eggs had been collected in one week. In the following August, partly to celebrate the fact that Queen Alexandra had become the patron of…

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HORSES IN APPLEBY

Posted 15th December 2016 by Maggie Clowes

We all know because we’ve seen War Horse how horses were compulsorily purchased for the war effort and how they suffered in appalling conditions. What the play couldn’t tell us was the huge number of horses involved and the mammoth organisation which was set up to obtain sufficient animals, transport and care for them. John Rigg the Appleby Purchasing Officer Pu…

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GOLFERS TOLD TO GIVE UP BEER

Posted 31st October 2016 by Maggie Clowes

They weren’t the only ones who came up against government regulations. VOLUNTARY RATIONING OF ALCOHOL? The Heelis scrapbook for 1915 - 1923 contains a full account of the Annual General Meeting of the Golf Club when this issue was raised. A SUGAR MOUNTAIN? By 1917 in the first World War there was concern about fair distribution of limited supplies and so Food Cont…

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APPLEBY IN 1914

Posted 29th September 2016 by Maggie Clowes

New primary school, new cemetery, new bowling green, new fire station , two railways, a castle and two churches - Appleby in 1914 was a bustling market town, keen to increase its tourist trade. It wasn’t Appleby-in-Westmorland then. It was Appleby, county town of Westmorland, home to nearly 2,000 people. Proud of its Shire Hall, housing the Quarter Sessions and Assizes…

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Appleby Men Enlist - New Figure

Posted 11th September 2016 by Maggie Clowes

The post Appleby goes to War listed 29 men who left home in 1914 to fight. Others were swift to follow them. By the end of 1915 all the men named on this list had volunteered. THE APPLEBY VOLUNTEERS Framed Roll of Honour in the care of the Appleby-in-Westmorland Society Conscription was enforced in January 1916 so t…

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