Bridport News, Monday, 11 November 1918. “…practically everybody took holiday, for it will be marked throughout the ages to come as the day which brought with it the greatest blessing to mankind.”
News, poems, songs and Church bells rang again for the first time in four years and the Town Hall clock was re-started. The people of Bridport flocked together to give thanks in churches and on the streets as the bands played.
But contemporary court reports tell of local tragedies, the cost of four years of war to ordinary people. Margie Barbour and Debra Bates have put together a lively and original programme with a mix of literary and historical elements.
Image (c) The Trustees of the Mercian Regiment Museum. Worcestershire