Tuesday, 7 October 2014

A Grand Military Review

Letter of thanks for donation to War Materials Fund written by Lady Alice Wernher 
on 21 October 1914 [P85/28/2/19]

Wednesday 7th October 1914: It has been announced that a Grand Military Review of the Troops under the command of Major General the Hon. E.J.Montagu-Stuart Wortley is to be held in Luton Hoo Park at 2.30pm on Wednesday 14th October, by kind permission of Lady Wernher. The gates will be opened at 1pm.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Admission to park
-         Adults: 3d in advance, 6d on the day
-         Children under 14: 1d in advance, 3d on the day

Admission to park and reserved enclosure
-         Adults: 6d in advance, 1s on the day
-         Children under 14: 3d in advance, 6d on the day

Private vehicles – 2/6 in addition to entrance for occupants, who must hold enclosure tickets.

Children should, as far as possible, be in the care of their parents or adult friends.

Bicycles and motor-cycles will not be allowed in the park but a temporary garage will be provided near the entrance for which the charge will be:
-         Bicycle: 2d
-         Motor-cycle: 4d
-         Motor-cycle with side-car: 6d

Tickets are available from any police officer; Messrs. Webdale’s, Wellington Street; Mr R H Marks, George Street; Mr C Barker, Manchester Street; and other places where cards are displayed.

Funds raised are in aid of the Prince of Wales’ National Relief Fund, Luton Branch

Source: Luton News, 8/10/1914

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