Light­ing re­stric­tions

Halifax Courier - - The First World War Centenary Week By Week April 2 -

The ef­fects of reg­u­la­tions in­tro­duced ear­lier in the month were be­gin­ning to be felt in dif­fer­ent ways. For the lamp­lighters laid off by the Gas Works the thought that they were mak­ing some sort of pa­tri­otic con­tri­bu­tion to the war ef­fort was no doubt very lit­tle com­pen­sa­tion for their loss of wages. On the other hand shop­keep­ers sell­ing “flash­lights” (torches) were prob­a­bly rub­bing their hands to­gether. The fear of spies and aliens was al­ways lurk­ing in the back­ground, as shown by one constable’s sus­pi­cious re­ac­tion to a poor Bel­gian refugee mak­ing his way to work in the dark.

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