Clubs and Activities

Life on the Home Front was disrupted in a number of ways, and included social activity and club attendance levels. With men leaving to fight, and women taking on roles in the workplace, there was simply not the time or manpower to keep many clubs going during the war period. For example, many sports teams dissolved because the team members had gone to fight; there are numerous examples of this in all the Surrey newspapers from the period. Indeed, many recreational grounds came under threat from under-use and local councils often closed them to direct public money to war-related work.

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