In the early days of the First World War, faced with the choice between dull drudgery on the land with the risk of finding no work and maybe receiving the white feather for cowardice and that of being a hero marching down the High Street, the comradeship and seeing the world many young men understandably chose to volunteer. How little Britain knew of what lay ahead.
The sons of the aristocracy, possibly out of a sense of obligation to their country, were also eager to volunteer and so the land lost a generation of sons to inherit and much land was sold.
The farmers were exempted from military service and prospered.
Two local servicemen: Click on their names to learn more
Telegraphist AE Pole RN
Second Lieutenant Sydney Elworthy RAF
1915 Margaret Lloyd formed The National Council for Civil Liberties
1939 Cupid Green Church
1939-1945 Second World War
1939/1940 The Home Guard had a rifle range at Piccotts End and used the area for manoeuvres.
There was an ack ack gun ordnance depot at Cupid Green.
The Home Guard had a rifle range at Piccotts End and used the area for manoeuvres.