Working on the sabbath in Horsham - July 1914

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district
World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

Jury Cramp was a well-known figure in Horsham 100 years ago. He was a staunch member of the local Temperance Society and had a watch and clock-makers/repairers in West Street.

His son, the late Cecil Cramp was equally well known in Horsham and provided the town museum with thousands of slides and archive material.

“Sir, as a subscriber to our [Horsham] cricket club and to the town’s decorations of welcome to the week’s visitors I desire to protest as many are doing against the Sunday labour as witnessed on Sunday morning on our cricket ground.

“The sabbath is generally recognised as a day for rest and worship as the case may be.

“A boon especially to working men. Yet here their time and labour was glaringly being utilised in Sunday morning’s work for the week’s pleasure, I hear not for the first time.... Jury Cramp”