Employment was changing for those who worked in the towns, members of the St John Ambulance Brigade were recruited to be ambulancemen, boilermakers at the rail works were laid off and some moved to working on ships instead.
Clothing firms had a full book of orders for uniforms and extra hours were worked.
No postponement of Andrew Martin's wedding at the chapel on the 2nd September though. The bride Mrs Bannister wore an outfit in 'mole and terracotta' while the bridesmaids were in 'brown and heliotrope'. The bride was given away by Mr Jameson of Adderley and the best man was Mr Charlesworth of Heywoods Lane.
A successful recruiting meeting at Nantwich was followed by a dismal one in Audlem on the 19th, despite rousing speeches and the presence of a recruiting sergeant no one signed up. (Perhaps the keen ones had already signed up in the towns?)
Amid news of the war, the death of two former doctors was announced and Harvest Festivals reported upon.
Belgian refugees began to arrive in Crewe but it would be another month before Audlem got theirs.
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