Regular readers of this column will be aware that hundreds of German prisoners were interned at Christ’s Hospital School at the start of the Great War.
“Thursday brought with it quite a change. At 7.30am a London and North-Western corridor train arrived at West Horsham, and three hours later 200 Germans entrained for Chester, the escort comprising an officer and thirty men of the 3rd West Kent Regiment.
“After they were in the train rations (bread, meat and cake) were served and on their behalf there was a raid on the Station automatic machines for chocolate and cigarettes.
“Judging by the good spirits of the prisoners and their farewell demonstrations, they had spent a pleasant time at Christ’s Hospital.”
To read our daily reports from 1914 - go to our World War One section.