Luton iron workers in national strike

[Beds & Herts Tuesday Telegraph: September 23rd, 1919]

The strike of the members of the Friendly Society of Ironworkers, the Coremakers' Society and the Iron and Steel Dressers' Society, which commenced on Saturday, has its effects on the Luton district, where there is a branch of the first-mentioned society. There are about 230 members in the district, which includes Hitchin and Letchworth.

Leagrave and Limbury fete their heroes

Leagrave Day

[The Luton News: Thursday, September 25th, 1919]

Saturday [September 20th] was a big day for Leagrave and Limbury, when the two parishes – for once in perfect concord and harmony – combined to welcome home their returned soldiers and sailors. The arrangements for the day were on a most elaborate and generous scale, and were carried through in an enthusiastic spirit from beginning to end.

10,000 children celebrate peace

Children's peace march to Luton Hoo 1919

[Luton News: Thursday, September 25th, 1919]

“Remember the children” was the motto of Luton on Thursday and Friday [September 18th and 19th], and although the little ones have had to wait some time for their share in the Peace rejoicings there is no doubt that what they have experienced on the two days mentioned was well worth waiting for.

DS&S protest in hairdressing row

[Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph: September 20th, 1919]

Several matters of importance were discussed at the meeting of the local branch of the DS&S Federation, held at the Ivy Leaf Club on Wednesday evening [September 17th]. There was a good attendance of members, and the meeting was presided over by Mr W. Clay, supported by the Secretary, Mr C. H. Cooper, and Mr C. Barber (legal adviser).

Council response to resignation call

[The Luton News: Thursday, September 18th, 1919]

The resolution passed at the recent ratepayers' meeting at the Plait Hall, and calling on all members of the Luton Town Council to resign and submit themselves for re-election in November to test whether the members still had the support of the electorate, was discussed at Tuesday evening's meeting of the Town Council [September 16th].

Memorial to village fallen in war

[The Luton News: Thursday, September 18th, 1919]

Sunday last will be an ever memorable day at St Andrew's Church, Woodside, as a worthy commemoration of the 20 lads of the parish who made the great sacrifice for King and country.

In the morning the Vicar received an altar cross from Mrs Crawley [of Stockwood House] at the chancel steps and, placing it on the altar, dedicated it to the glory of God and in memory of the men of the parish who had fallen in the war, and as a thank-offering for those who answered the call in the country's hour of need.

Motorcycle speed trials at Hoo

Mootorcycle trial at Hoo 1919

[Beds & Herts Tuesday Telegraph: September 16th, 1919]

With the formation of the Luton and South Beds Automobile Club, unusual and interesting events will be introduce to the town. On Saturday, the club held a meeting at Luton Hoo Park, kindly lent for the occasion by Lady Wernher, and it consisted of open speed trials for motorcycles.

Memorial tablet to vicar's two sons

[Beds & Herts Tuesday Telegraph: September 16th, 1919]

An impressive ceremony took place at St Matthew's Church on Saturday afternoon [September 13th], when the Vicar of Luton, the Rev A. E. Chapman, unveiled a memorial tablet to the memory of the two sons of the late Vicar of St Matthew's, Canon H. Coate, both of whom were killed in action.

There was a large congregation and Canon and Mrs Coate and members of the family were present at the service. The Rev W. E. Lewis conducted the service and appropriate hymns were sung and suitable prayers offered.

Pay increase for Luton teachers

[Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph: September 13, 1919]

Last night, an agreement was arrived at between the Luton Education Committee and the deputation from the Luton teachers concerning the question of increased salaries in the form of a bonus. Married teachers will draw £40 a year bonus, and unmarried teachers £30, and the Education Committee have recommended this to the Council, together with the recommendation to the Council in July last – to bring all Luton teachers on to the higher scale of salaries forthwith.


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