Christmas comforts go to Spalding’s brave soldiers

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A hundred years ago a waggon load of parcels was being packed ready to be sent to Spalding soldiers at the front, in hospital, or prisoners of war.

In all, 148 parcels containing Christmas fare were sent by Mr and Mrs John Harrod and their relatives.

The wagon was photographed in front of Mr Harrod’s business in Vine Street in Spalding.

Pictured are (from left) Mr J Harrod, Mrs Judge, Miss Symonds, Mrs Harrod, Mrs Symonds and Mrs Hart.

It was understood that Mr Harrod intended to have the photograph (above) reproduced as a postcard so that he could give copies to friends as a souvenir “of this waggon load of comforts sent to Spalding’s brave soldiers”.