World War I women working in the Brabazon Museum making comforts for the troops in France
Sedlescombe World War I extracts from various documents

Extracts from various documents relating to World War I in Sedlescombe 

The above group shows the Village war workers who for some time past have been working in the Brabazon Art Gallery, Sedlescombe, making various articles for our forces. A sale of the articles, a little above cost price, will take place at “Oaklands”, Battle, on Wednesday November 3rd, from 2 to 6pm. This is a novel way of enabling people to purchase presents to send to our soldiers. The materials has been kindly supplied by Mr and Mrs Brabazon Combe. Since the work meetings have been established many kind friends have contributed donations to the sale. The proceeds will be handed to a parish object. Postcards of this photograph can be obtained at the “Pictorial Advertiser” Office, Hastings.

“Mr Frank Thomas has kindly undertaken to ring the Church bell each weekday at noon to remind us to pray for our sailors, soldiers, chaplains, doctors and nurses at the War.” Sedlescombe Parish Magazine September 1914.

"Sedlescombe Soldiers at the Front. It is hoped to send occasionally small bundles of comforts to our own men. Two have been despatched to James Guy and Thos.Playford, containing laces, socks, mittens, chocolate and writing materials, wrapped up in khaki handkerchiefs. Mrs Godman will be glad to receive contributions of any of the above or money to purchase the same." Sedlescombe Parish Magazine February 1915.

“Proposed by Mr Gregory, seconded by Mr Parker that a vote of condolence and sympathy be passed to H T B Combe Esq. and Mrs Combe in the loss of their Capt B A Combe in the service of his country, also to Mrs Godman in the loss of her son Lieut. Godman. Carried unanimously.” Sedlescombe Parish Council Minutes 25/03/1915.

“The Clerk was instructed to write to the Sussex Territorial Association stating that the Volunteers were well represented in the Parish.” Sedlescombe Parish Council Minutes 22/03/1917

“The Clerk stated that information was required by the Rural District Council respecting empty houses in the Parish. Also how many houses would be required for the Working Classes after the War. There were no empty houses in the Parish under the Rateable Value of £8, therefore Mr Gregory proposed and Mr Byner seconded that the Council are of the opinion that at least six (6) houses are required in the Parish for housing after the war. Carried.” Sedlescombe Parish Council Minutes 29/10/1917

“Proposed by Mr Adamson, seconded by Mr Byner, that a lecture and a demonstration on Fruit Preserving be arranged as per circular received from the East Sussex Agricultural Executive Committee. Carried” Sedlescombe Parish Council Minutes 25/03/1918

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