Parish Notes

1919 Welcome Home.
The Morpeth Herald 28/11/1919 reports:

"Belsay Welcome Home.
The returned soldiers, sailors and nurses in the Belsay and Bolam District, along with their relatives and friends, were entertained to a knife and fork tea in Belsay School. There were about 240 people present, and a very enjoyable evening was spent. After tea Mrs. Middleton, of Belsay Castle, presided over the gathering, and Mrs. Buddle Atkinson presented silver photo frames, suitably inscribed, to the officers and relatives of the fallen. The nurses and members of the Q.M.A.A.C. were next presented by Miss Middleton with purses containing notes and the men received leather pocket wallets, also containing notes, from Mrs. Middleton. The Meritorious Medal was afterwards presented to Sergt. F.V. Snowball. Mrs. Middleton then presented, on behalf of the committee, a silver mounted inkstand to Mr. C. Snowball, the hon. secretary.