Wounded Soldiers Entertained

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28th July 1917

On Saturday afternoon, forty patients from the F.M.S. Military Hospital. Blackmore End. Wheathampstead, and ten patients from Wardown V.A.D. Hospital, were entertained in the large mess-room at Messrs. G. Kent's. Ltd., by the girls of No. 121 Fuse Department.

The soldiers were welcomed by Councillor C. W. Escott, and were photographed with their hostesses. While they partook of a substantial meat tea, Messrs. G. Kent’s Works Orchestra rendered selections, under the conductorship of Mr. J. J. Wellsby.

After tea, a party of Biscot boys and some lady friends gave an excellent concert, which was highly appreciated. Councillor C. W. Escott expressed thanks on behalf of the girls to the artistes, and also to the members of the orchestra, and all who had assisted in carrying out the arrangements. Thanks were also accorded to the Vauxhall Motors. Ltd.. and Messrs. G. Kent. Ltd. who conveyed the soldiers to the works in motor-cars.

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