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Article in Holmfirth Express Newspaper – April 22nd 1916


It has been our happy privilege to receive from time to time repeated acknowledgements of kindness and hospitality extended by Holmfirth people to the “lads” in the firing line, and also those that have returned. To hand is a letter from Pte. Will E Simpson, of the Loyal N Lancs Regt. Which reads: “It is impossible to thank all persons who have made my stay at Holmfirth Military Cottage Hospital such a pleasant one so may I do it through the medium of your valuable paper. It has surprised me that such a small place like Holmfirth has done its “bit” in such a big way. I must say that the consideration I have received at the hands of the staff at the hospital has surpassed my expectations. I must tender my thanks to all of them, especially Dr Trotter, who has been my medical officer since I came to “Blighty” Well I must say that if I have to go back to France and get another “Blighty” my cry will be “Send me to Holmfirth”

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