1928 - Guardians - January
Posted by on January 01 1970 00:04:57



Serious Complaints Regarding Roxborough House Children

The usual fortnightly meeting of the Stroud Board of Guardians was held in the Board Room, John Street, Stroud on Friday Afternoon. Mr J S Dudbridge (chairman) presided and other members present were Mrs Layng, Miss Blake, Mrs Horton, Sir George Carmicheal, Brig. Gen W H Fasken, Major F F Ramsden Messrs H M Newman, F J Hender, E Hall, M E Ireland, T C Macauley, E H Russell, CLW Camm, J H Smart, G Vines, W E Blizzard, T Vizer, F E Pipewolferstan WG Brown, A W Johnson, C F Walker, EA Chambers, O H Rowles, T E Sanders, S Westacott, J E Webster, JCC Kimmins PT Rose, E P Little, M H Grist, J J Hind, A E Jones, B Hudson RB Martin, and Fredk Winterbotham (clerk)


Prior to the commencement of the business, Brig-Gen Fasken said he could not allow that occasion to pass without asking the members to express their share in an a national sorrow. As a soldier the late Field-Marshall Haig would go down to history as one of their most famous captains, whose position was won by untiring industry, by loyal service, by modesty, by coolness in every difficulty, and by lion courage. It was the inspiration of his character which hgave his leadership the quality that brought the armies of Britain thorough each succeeding crisis to victory. As a man he would be remembered for unbounded courage tenancity of purpose, and grim determination – racial qualities, perhaps but ones which Britain loved to see reflected in her famous sons. As a gentleman his name would live on for evermore for the self sacrificing subordination of his personal interests in the last phase of the War for his country's good; and after the battle was over and the fighting done, the devotion of his hardly-earned leisure to the cause of his comrades who had served their country so well, a spirit prophetic perhaps, of that which they felt to be coming slowly but surely over the their land to-day. Douglas Haig, as he would ever be known by his contempories and by the “Contemptibles”, in whose training he had such a large share, was a “white man” through and through and a true Briton and he he (Brig General Fasken) suggested that the members of the Board should express their sense of the country's loss and their sympathy with Lady Haig.

The members showed their approval by standing in silence.


The Master