15 February 1918
"OLD BOYS" AND THE WAR
A letter was read from Mr. George Harris, 1, Tudor-cottages, West-Street, as secretary of the Ewell Old Boys Association. He asked the Parish Council to give permission to fix a notice board on the premises known as the Old Watch House, the object being to make known the Old Boys doings in the war, in which many in the village were interested. A design was submitted, measuring two feet square. It would have a glass door and a baize back.
Rev J. Wallace thought the Old Watch House should be kept free from all notices and he suggested the proposed case should be fixed to the Parish Council Offices.
The Chairman said the idea was to give information, as soon as received, of any honours gained, of old boys wounded, killed or missing etc. The Council could not give permanent permission. The Council Offices were mentioned to the committee of the Old Boys, but it was considered it would be overlooked among the many notices always displayed. The committee, therefore, did not consider it a suitable place.
The Clark said any projection on the Council doors would be unsafe, because of the fire engine passing in and out.
Mr. Miller proposed that the maximum size of 21 inches square be allowed at the Old Watch House, the case to be removed when called upon by the Council.
Mr. Kendall having seconded, this was agreed to.