Horsham rumours - August 1914

Interesting to see that there were rumours the Hussars would not be able to get to Horsham.

Was the prospect of war that obvious 100 years ago? Or is this just a coincidence.

“False rumours: There is no foundation for the rumour that the Military Tournament will not take place on Bank Holiday, but should the XI Hussars be prevented from reaching Horsham that day an evening programme will be arranged, consisting of Alfresco Concerts, Dancing, Battle of Confetti and the Grand Display of Fireworks.”