1923 March

the Village Hall before recent restoration

1923 March

Events at the new village hall were still in full swing. Many of which were fund raisers for local organisations. The Cricket Club held a concert. The British Legion had a Whist Drive which attracted 25 tables, that is over 100 contestants. The ‘Girls and Infants’ entertained with a mixed programme that raised £9-15s-0d for a children’s dayout at the seaside. And the W.I. had their regular meeting when the main attraction was a talk, with lantern slides, by Lady Frances Tuffnell on the Passion Play at Oberammergau.

The Choral Society ventured further afield to compete at the Bedford Eisteddfod. In their class they were only beaten by 1 point.

The football teams were very busy throughout the month. The 1st XI, playing in Division II went to Walkern and won 1-0 but lost 2-1 at Kimpton and 2-0 at Pirton

The 2nd XI, in Division III, were beaten 7-2 at Letchworth by the Tabulators. The Reserves were beaten 8-0 away by Weston but then beat them 2-1 on the return home match.

On the Moss Cottage Homes committee Mr Christy was elected secretary to replace Mr Bray who was resigning through ill health.

Thomas Priest Maddams, aged 68, died suddenly on 13th March at West Villa, Ashwell. His wife Kate died at there home in 1919 and they had three sons who served in WW I. Charles and Harry survived the war but Herbert died of wounds in Flanders on the 24th November 1917.

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