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The medical treatment of refugees in Tunbridge Wells, 1914-18: by Carolyn Gray

  Additional material by Alison Sandford MacKenzie On 25th September 1914, the Mayor of Tunbridge Wells, Charles Whitbourn Emson called a meeting of interested parties to discuss his proposal to open a Municipal Fund and set up a Borough Committee … Continue reading

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How were the Belgian refugees funded?: by Ken MacKenzie

With the outbreak of the war on 4 August 1914, and the speed of the initial German advance in Belgium, it became quickly clear that there would be a problem of fleeing refugees; on military grounds it was thought desirable … Continue reading

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The Club Albert: by Jan Wright

In November 1914, Belgian Refugees in Tunbridge Wells decided to form a club.  They were able to use premises at 32 Calverley Road which belonged to the Constitutional Club, on the first and second floor where Waterstones and Hotter are … Continue reading

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Mayor Charles Emson: by Anne Carwardine

When Charles Emson died in 1936, the Kent & Sussex Courier’s obituary described him thus: Tall, upright and of striking appearance, Mr Emson commanded the respect and highest esteem of everyone associated with the social and governing life of the … Continue reading

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