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On This Day 1918: Concert at Connaught Hall by Soldiers raised funds for the YMCA

A YMCA memorial concert by Convalescent Soldiers from Shoreham Army camp successfully took place at Connaught Hall. Private W. G. Soole violin solos and Quarter-master-Sergeant J. A. W. Martin’s singing were notably impressive.

An appeal was made on behalf of the Memorial Fund raised in memory of the brave men who had fallen during the war. The appeal aimed to provide a permanent building to be used by the young men of the town and district after the war. The building would be a place of recreation and for the purpose of study, without any particular religious or sectarian domination.

YMCA hut in Shoreham Camp Courtesy of Graham Booth
YMCA hut in Shoreham Camp
Courtesy of Graham Booth

Check out the full story in the Worthing Gazette:

Worthing Gazette_27.2.1918

 (Worthing Gazette, 27/2/18)
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