The life of the parish during the war

poppyFew families were unaffected by the war. Food was scarce, labour was in short supply, most people had soldiers billeted, sometimes for months at a time, and many people helped the war effort by joining voluntary groups organised to establish law and order and grow more food, and they made donations of money, food and clothing, all of which were needed both by the hospitals in Charing and the service men abroad.

 

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10 Barn Billeting
Billeting
12 Barn Shops
Some High Street businesses
11 Barn Butchers
A tale of two butchers
25 Post Office panel
The Post Office and the postmen
26 Cafe Food shortages A3
Dealing with food shortages
27 Cafe Fundraising & Fun
Fundraising and leisure time
39 Decision makers
The decision makers in the parish
Serving at home: special constables, the volunteers and the fire brigade
Serving at home: special constables, the volunteers and the fire brigade
59 Red Lion 1 A2
The community of Charing Heath
The Red Lion and the Vermin Club
The Red Lion and the Vermin Club
The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak
The Swan, The King's Head and The Queens Head
The Swan, The King’s Head and The Queens Head
Buying a pint
Buying a pint