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Nat Letters
In early 1915 the Committee members of the Bacup Natural History Society sent out war comfort parcels to those “Nat” members who were serving in the forces. Each parcel included a letter informing them they had been included in the “ Nat Roll of Honour “ along with a poem penned by  Shepster a poet well known and loved by Bacup folk. Some of the recipetents wrote letters of thanks and these were put into the book shown above which I recently found in one of our many cupboards.
News Articles
Throughout the war the Bacup Times reported weekly on the progress of the war.  Frequently printing letters and stories from serving soldiers. The following is just a selection of these articles.
Pte  Fred Horrocks Pte Sam Myerscough Sgt William Brown Pte J Fielding Pte Alex Pounder Sapper H Horrocks Pte Jas Pilling Pte G W Collinge Absent Soldier 19/04/15 War Comforts 21/10/17 Blown From A Trench 24/07/16 Soldiers &  Songs 10/07/15 Soldiers Appreciation 29/05/15 Non Combatants 15/03/16 Duel In The Air 16/10/16 Work With R.A.M.C 09/10/15 More Recruits 24/10/14 Women Employment 09/08/16 Our Gunners 19/05/17 Wittenberg POW Camp St Marys Boys 17/06/16 Memorial 22/07/16 Darkness & Zepps 21/10/16 Back to Bacuptimes Chit Chat