A certain quantity of grain is at present being used in industrial processes which are essential to the prosecution of the war. In order to set this grain free for use as food, a suitable substitute has been found in the horse chestnut. It has been proved that one ton of chestnuts is an ample substitute for half a ton of grain. It is therefore necessary that this year’s crop of chestnuts should be carefully gathered. Even quite small children can thus do a little bit of war work. All nuts should have the outer husk removed, and afterwards, where possible, kept under cover till called for. A committee will probably shortly be formed in Henfield, and a suitable depot chosen where all our collected nuts can be assembled.

It is felt that, at least until bread recovers some of its wheaten nature, it will be more seemly to use wafers. These we can guarantee are absolutely pure and properly prepared. It is very regrettable that the Harvesting Camp should have been so sadly spoilt by truly dreadful weather experiences. If September doesn’t behave better, Lancing will form a very poor opinion of Henfield, and the farmers will have little or no opportunity of judging how very valuable enthusiastic labour can prove itself.