War can certainly bring out the worst in people and stir up all kinds of fears as this notice in the County Times reveals.
“Damaging and false reports being circulated that we, the undersigned, are of Foreign Nationality, we hereby contradict it absolutely and give notice that legal proceedings will be taken against any person circulating such baseless statements, as we are able to prove our British descent for several generations.
“Signed: C.A. Phillips, 14 East Street; Horsham; H.J. Piggott, 46 West Street, Horsham.”