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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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Appleby Goes to War

Posted 25th August 2016 by Maggie Clowes

Summoned by messages delivered by motor bike, bike and on foot the 29 men of the Appleby contingent of the 2nd Border Regiment reported to the Armoury early on the morning of 5th August 1914. Joined by their Kirkby Stephen comrades, they marched to the station where excited crowds cheered them on their way.* At their head was Captain G Heelis supported by Lt Hope, Col. Sgt…

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