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Past February events from the Meldreth Local History Group archives. February 1907


The churchyard at Meldreth Holy Trinity Church was officially closed to new burials, although several burials took place after this date.


February 1913


The village school closed completely from 6th February to 10th March due to an outbreak of measles.


February 1920


The village War Memorial was dedicated. A War Memorial Fund was formed after the end of the war and £137-4s was received in donations. The memorial cost £119-6s-3d with an additional £9-13s-6d pence for fencing, £1-10s for paving and 10 shillings for wreaths.


February 1927


Sarah Butler’s recommendation of Phosferine appeared in an advertisement accompanied by the picture on the left (showing Sarah with her two children, Wilfred and Sidney, outside their cottage in Whitecroft Road).


forward his brain gets too active, c restless in his sleep. Seeing Phosfer


Mrs S E Butler wrote: “I feel I must write and tell you what great benefit my little boy derives from your Phosferine. Although such a bonny child and a prize winner in a recent Baby Competition from among thousands of entries, he is very excitable, and being very onsequently he talks and is very ine advertised for such things, we


thought we would give it a trial, and I would never be without it now. I always keep a large bottle handy, and at the least sign of restlessness, Wilfred has a dose, and it soon quietens his nerves, so that he sleeps naturally and peacefully. I shal


nervous children, as I have proved its worth for my own.” 38 l always recommend Phosferine for


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