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WW1 Armistice in Quorn – Newspaper report

Loughborough Echo 15th November 1918

Shortly after 11 o’clock on Monday morning the people of this village learned that the Armistice was signed, and to many of them it meant that their days of anxiety and uncertainty were at an end. The sound of the siren had never been so welcome as upon this occasion, and scarcely had its noise died away than flags and bunting began to appear at the windows, and there was a cessation from work, and the employers of the mills and the workshops spent the rest of the day in congratulating themselves and everyone they came into contact with that the war was over. Shortly after dinner time the members of the local troop of B.P. Scouts began to parade the streets with their flags flying and the beating of drums and the sound of the bugles.

In the evening there were fireworks, and on Tuesday, after much foraging, a bonfire was built and lighted on the green. With commendable promptitude the vicar (the Rev. H. H. Rumsey) arranged a Thanksgiving Service at seven o’clock in the evening. Previous to this the bells rang a merry peal, the first for a long time. The service was conducted by the vicar, and was most impressive and beautiful in its simplicity and deep expression of thankfulness. The church was filled and the congregation was representative of all classes of the community.

 Submitted on: 2019-12-20
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman
 Artefact ID: 2257
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