Friday, 22 January 2016

Soldiers at Woburn

Bedford Arms yard c.1900 [Z50/135/61a]

Saturday 22nd January 1916: The small town of Woburn is being enlivened by the arrival every evening of 150 soldiers from Ampthill Camp for supper, bed and breakfast. For the first time in many years the barracks in the yard of the Bedford Arms are in use, and have been converted into sleeping apartments on both the ground and first floors. Each man is supplied with a comfortable bed, pillows and blankets, and the rooms enjoy gas light and hot water heating. Breakfast and supper is being served at the Town Hall.

Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer, 25th January 1916

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