March Meeting: Extracts from the 1916 diary of William Henry Stott by Rob Hamilton

Rob brought us up to 1916 describing how William Henry Stott continued to record national and local events in his illustrated diaries together with his thoughts and observations. He was a sixty three year old businessman who, like many of his peers, was struggling to come to terms with the rapidly changing society in which he was living. He and his wife, MJ, had lost their eldest son at the age of fifteen in 1906 leaving William to run his cotton doubling business with his youngest son, Will. Rob continued his series with a look at the 1916 diary and how Will and his family coped with the extensive meetings with the local military service tribunal.
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