Sunday, 29 November 2015

Kensworth Unfit for Troops

Cottages at Kensworth c.1906 [Z1306/68/7]

Monday 29th November 1915: It has come to the attention of Luton Rural District Council that the military authorities at Markyate are contemplating splitting up the military camp there and billeting two hundred men at Kensworth. Concern was expressed that the parish of Kensworth was unfit for billeting troops, and that if the military authorities died send troops there the Council should ensure only the better cottages would be chosen for the men. The Sanitary Inspector has spoken to the commanding officer and agreement was reached that any re-arrangement of the billets should be made with the co-operation of Council officials.

Source: Luton Times, 3rd December 1915

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