Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:39 PM
I have just come across 2 church magazines of St Marks Church Bury which belonged to my wifes auntie dated september 1914 and thought it may be of interest to forum members the article is about bury and the territorials of lancashire and reads,the Mayor of Bury has issued the following appeal to the inhabitants of Bury:- "The presence of several thousand Territorials in camp at Chesham bury imposes a great responsibility on the inhabitants of Bury of all classes and both sexes. The men are entitled to the fullest courtesy and consideration, but it must be borne in mind that they are here in on most serious business at their country's call, and it is the duty of all civilians to abstain from any conduct which may unsettle the men and render them less fit for their work. Lord Kitchener, in his letter to the troops on foreign service, lays great stress on the importance of their looking after their health and keeping out of mischief. This is equally important for the troops at home, and I appeal to the inhabitants of Bury to do all in thier power to enable the territorials, who are our guests to become thoroughly fit and efficient for duty anywhere. And I would especially ask all parents to see that their girls do not loiter about in the streets and in the neighbourhood of the camp, particularly late in the evening.Let us unite in showing the men of Ashton, Blackburn, Burnley, and Oldham that there is no better conducted town in Lancashire than Bury.a very interesting article about the territorials at camp in chesham.regards michael.