August 1914 – News from West Norfolk

4th – Territorials leave Lynn on embodiment

5th – Lord Kitchener appointed Secretary of  State for War

5th – At Lynn, soldiers stop and question all travellers over the Freebridge by motor-car, motor-cycle, bicycle, or horse-drawn vehicle; also at Gaywood railway crossing. The military occupation of these points on the high roads excites much public interest.

11th – Town’s meeting at Lynn, convened by the Mayor to support the Prince Of Wales’s National Relief Fund; £8OO promised in the room

15th – Due to lack of wood pulp, the local newspapers will reduce the number of their pages

15th – Sandringham Grounds and Gardens are closed to visitors

15th – German spies are reported to be using racing pigeons to carry messages to Germany

28th – German floating mines reported off The Wash

28th – Bank Holiday, a showery afternoon. Over 9,000 attend Lynn Gala

 

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