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Quorn Sailors' and Soldiers' Fund 1918

Loughborough Herald - 29th August 1918

Fancy Dress Parade

In aid of the local Soldiers' and Sailors' Presents Fund, a fancy dress parade and sports were held on Saturday afternoon. Although not so large as on some previous occasions, the parade included a number of interesting and pretty costumes.

Assembling at the Village hall, and headed by the Barrow-on-Soar Prize Band, a tour of the streets was made, a good number of people congregating to watch the proceedings. Amongst the characters represented were a fishing party, munition workers, a bridal party, and a very effective turnout of a fruit and vegetable stall. Prizes were awarded to the following:
Fruit and Vegetables, Mr Horsley and party; mounted character, Miss Bowler, Red Indians; walking characters, fisherman and wife; mounted character, "Ride-a Cock Horse", Miss Benskin; fancy dress, Miss Kinch and Miss Selwood. A collection was taken en route, and with a special donation of 5, realised 23. The Quorn and Mountsorrel troop of B.P. Scouts, with their bugle bands, were in the procession, under Scoutmaster E Stocks.

In the evening sports were provided in the Stafford Orchard, where a large crowd assembled. The successful competitors were: 80 yards race for men over 40, 1 - A Brown. Girls' egg and spoon race: 1 - D Lucas. Boys under 14, 80 yards flat: 1 - G Birkin. Girls' under 12, 80 yards: 1 - E White. Girls' half mile walking race: 1- D Lucas. Boys' 80 yards flat race: 1 - H Benskin.

A variety of amusements were well patronised, and the band played for dancing. The prizes were presented to the successful competitors by Miss Buddicum. During the evening a prize-drawing took place for 35 prizes. The committee need for this year's working 150, as there are over 300 men to be provided for, and it is anticipated this sum will be raised. Mr J H Johnson is secretary and Mr H Shuttlewood president of the fund.

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 Submitted on: 2010-02-21
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 747
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