Bosbury in WW2 Newspaper Reports

February 3rd 1940

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE
The January meeting of Bosbury W.I. was held in the Parish Hall, Mrs. Collett presiding.
It was agreed to hold a men's social and a whist drive to provide wool for comforts for the troops. A competition — sowing a button behind one’s back, was judged by Miss Burton and won by Mrs. Stephens. A vote of thanks to Miss Burton was proposed by Mrs. Hill, snr., and seconded by Mrs. J. Fletcher.
The social half hour was spent in games and community singing arranged by the Entertamment Committee.
Tea hostess was Mrs. Footman and Mrs. J. Fletcher was in charge of the sales table.

From the Ledbury Reporter and Guardian   Monday 3 February 1940 p.3 col.3

July 20th 1940

HOLIDAY, SEASIDE, ETC., QUARTERS.
RESIDENTIAL Farmhouse ideal surroundings safe area nr. Ledbury own produce 2gns. per wk.— Mrs. Davies Lower House Farm Bosbury Phone Bosbury 235

From the Birmingham Daily Post   Saturday 20 July 1940 p.3 col.7

July 22nd 1940

HOP Pickers 20 Wtd. for Bosbury in Sept.—Apply after 11 a.m. Mrs. Jerome 115 Aston Brook St. Birmingham 6

From the Birmingham Mail   Monday 22 July 1940 p.2 col.6

September 23rd 1940

SEASIDE & COUNTRY QUARTERS.
COMFORTABLE Home offered for Children girls 7yrs. upwards safe country dist.— App. or write T. Gough Bosbury Hill House Farm Herefordshire phone Bosbury 233

From the Birmingham Mail   Monday 23 September 1940 p.4 col.2

March 14th 1941

LEDBURY POLICE COURT.
John Henry Powell, Bodenhain Farm, Much Marcle, was fined 10/- for parking his car on the wrong side of the road at 8.40 p.m. on February 19th. For a similar offence, Miss Pamela Elizabeth de la Mare, of Rosemount, Stanley Hill, Bosbury, was fined 10/-.

From the Gloucester Citizen   Friday 14 March 1941 p.2 col.3

April 23rd 1941

FURNISHED HOUSES, FLATS TO LET (SEASIDE AND COUNTRY)
HEREFORDSHIRE To Let furn. lovely quiet country Ledbury 5 miles delightful Georgian Hse. lately renovated 4 recpn. 7 bedrms. 3 baths basins h. & c. in chief bedrms. central heating elect. plant constant hot water Esse cooker all newly installed easily run by 2 maids with occasional help garage 3 cars grounds 2½ acres with k’chen garden gardener lives nr.—Write O 804 Post Phone Bosbury 219

From the Birmingham Daily Post   Wednesday 23 April 1941 p.2 col.2

Postscript: The house for rental is Coddington Court, just outside Bosbury.

January 29th 1943

LEDBURY POLICE COURT.
Thursday.—Before Alderman J. W. Hewitt (chairman), Miss N. K. Ballard, Mr. H. R. Jenkins, and Mr. R. Lawrence.
Jack Eastwood, 164, Watling street, Brownhills, Staffs., was fined £2 for failing to immobilise a motor-coach
Edmund Bettington, Upper Mill, Bosbury, was fined 5/- and 2/6 costs, for failing to keep to his proper side of the road while riding a bicycle.
Private James Bowen, who was discovered living in the outbuildings of Lower House Farm, Canon Frome, was sentenced to 14 days’ hard labour for being a deserter from his regiment since September 4th. and for making a false representation by using an identity card not belonging to him. For concealing him, his wife, Gwendoline Agnes Bowen, was bound over for 12 months, and placed on probation for similar period.

From the Gloucester Citizen   Friday 29 January 1943 p.4 col.4

Typeface: Times New Roman, 1932
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