By kind permission of John King, Author
The St Mildred’s January magazine also carried a letter from one of the corporals at Grove Park. The letter was anonymous and it simply recorded how much the writer had enjoyed the refreshments and entertainment at St Mildred’s Hall on Christmas evening.
“I am sure that together with all my comrades at Grove Park we are greatly indebted to you and your workers. When I came out of the barracks I was feeling very depressed and lonely as it was~ the first Christmas Day I had spent away from my family for the fifteen years I have been married. I dropped into the Hall quite by chance and I cannot tell you how different I felt when I left”.
On a different but spiritual note was a united service at St Mildred’s Hall on Saturday, 6 January. This was conducted by Farquhar with the support of the Rev. Owen Evans, Rev. J Waite Davies and J T Underwood of the Burnt Ash Wesleyan Church.
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